1 Timothy 2

English Standard Version

1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for 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) 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, (1Ti 1:1; 1Ti 5:4) 4 who 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) 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man[1] Christ Jesus, (Ga 3:20) 6 who 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) 7 For 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) 8 I 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) 9 likewise 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) 10 but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. (1Pe 3:4) 11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. (Tit 2:5) 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. (1Co 14:34) 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve; (Ge 1:27; Ge 2:8; Ge 2:18; Ge 2:22) 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. (Ge 3:6; Ge 3:13) 15 Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. (Ga 4:4; 1Ti 1:14)