1First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,2for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. (Ezr 6:10; 1Ti 3:4)3This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, (1Ti 1:1; 1Ti 5:4)4who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (Eze 18:23; Eze 18:32; 1Ti 4:10; 2Ti 2:25; 2Ti 3:7; Tit 1:1; Heb 10:26)5For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, (Ga 3:20)6who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. (Mt 20:28; 1Co 1:6; Ga 4:4; 1Ti 6:15; Tit 1:3)7For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. (Ac 9:15; Ro 9:1; Eph 3:7; 1Ti 1:11; 2Ti 1:11)8I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; (Job 17:9; Ps 24:4; Ps 63:4; Ps 119:48; Isa 1:15; Joh 4:21)9likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, (Isa 3:18; 1Pe 3:3)10but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. (1Pe 3:4)11Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. (Tit 2:5)12I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. (1Co 14:34)13For Adam was formed first, then Eve; (Ge 1:27; Ge 2:8; Ge 2:18; Ge 2:22)14and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. (Ge 3:6; Ge 3:13)15Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. (Ga 4:4; 1Ti 1:14)
1 Timothy 2
New International Version
Instructions on worship
1I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people –2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.3This is good, and pleases God our Saviour,4who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.5For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,6who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.7And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle – I am telling the truth, I am not lying – and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.8Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.9I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,10but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.11A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.12I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.13For Adam was formed first, then Eve.14And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.15But women will be saved through childbearing – if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
1 Timothy 2
King James Version
1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.5For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;6Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.7Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.8I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.9In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;10But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.11Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.12But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.13For Adam was first formed, then Eve.14And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.15Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
1 Timothy 2
New International Reader’s Version
Teachings about worship
1First, I want you to pray for all people. Ask God to help and bless them. Give thanks for them.2Pray for kings. Pray for everyone who is in authority. Pray that we can live peaceful and quiet lives. And pray that we will be godly and holy.3This is good, and it pleases God our Saviour.4He wants all people to be saved. He wants them to come to know the truth.5There is only one God. And there is only one go-between for God and human beings. He is the man Christ Jesus.6He gave himself to pay for the sins of all people. We have been told this message at just the right time.7I was appointed to be a messenger and an apostle to preach the good news. I am telling the truth. I’m not lying. God appointed me to be a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.8So I want the men in every place to pray. I want them to lift up holy hands. I don’t want them to be angry when they pray. I don’t want them to argue.9In the same way, I want the women to be careful how they dress. They should wear clothes that are right and proper. They shouldn’t wear their hair in very fancy styles. They shouldn’t wear gold or pearls. They shouldn’t wear clothes that cost a lot of money.10Instead, they should put on good works as if good works were their clothes. This is proper for women who claim to worship God.11When a woman is learning, she should be quiet. She should follow her leaders in every way.12I do not let women teach or take authority over a man. They must be quiet.13That’s because Adam was made first. Then Eve was made.14Adam was not the one who was tricked. The woman was tricked and became a sinner.15Will women be saved by having children? Only if they keep on believing, loving, and leading a holy life in a proper way.