The First to Timothy 2:1-15

  • Prayer for all sorts of men (1-7)

    • One God, one mediator (5)

    • Corresponding ransom for all (6)

  • Instructions for men and women (8-15)

    • Dress with modesty (9, 10)

2  First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made concerning all sorts of men,  concerning kings and all those who are in high positions,*+ so that we may go on leading a calm and quiet life with complete godly devotion and seriousness.+  This is fine and acceptable in the sight of our Savior, God,+  whose will is that all sorts of people should be saved+ and come to an accurate knowledge of truth.  For there is one God,+ and one mediator+ between God and men,+ a man, Christ Jesus,+  who gave himself a corresponding ransom for all*+—this is what is to be witnessed to in its own due time.  For the purpose of this witness+ I was appointed a preacher and an apostle+—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—a teacher of nations+ in the matter of faith and truth.  So I desire that in every place the men carry on prayer, lifting up loyal hands,+ without anger+ and debates.+  Likewise, the women should adorn themselves in appropriate* dress, with modesty and soundness of mind,* not with styles of hair braiding and gold or pearls or very expensive clothing,+ 10  but in the way that is proper for women professing devotion to God,+ namely, through good works. 11  Let a woman learn in silence* with full submissiveness.+ 12  I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man, but she is to remain silent.*+ 13  For Adam was formed first, then Eve.+ 14  Also, Adam was not deceived, but the woman was thoroughly deceived+ and became a transgressor. 15  However, she will be kept safe through childbearing,+ provided she* continues in faith and love and holiness along with soundness of mind.*+


Or “in positions of authority.”
Or “all sorts of people.”
Or “respectable.”
Or “good judgment; sensibleness.”
Or “quietness; calmness.”
Or “remain calm; remain quiet.”
Lit., “they.”
Or “good judgment; sensibleness.”