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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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1 Timothy 2:1-15

2  I therefore exhort, first of all, that supplications, prayers,+ intercessions, offerings of thanks, be made concerning* all sorts of men,+  concerning kings+ and all those who are in high station;+ in order that we may go on leading a calm and quiet life with full godly devotion* and seriousness.+  This is fine and acceptable+ in the sight of our Savior, God,+  whose will is that all sorts of men+ 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 at its own particular times.  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.  Therefore I desire that in every place the men carry on prayer, lifting up loyal hands,+ apart from wrath+ and debates.+  Likewise I desire the women to adorn themselves in well-arranged dress, with modesty+ and soundness of mind, not with styles of hair braiding and gold or pearls or very expensive garb,+ 10  but in the way that befits women professing to reverence 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 to be in silence. 13  For Adam was formed first, then Eve.+ 14  Also, Adam was not deceived,+ but the woman was thoroughly deceived+ and came to be in transgression.+ 15  However, she will be kept safe* through childbearing,+ provided they continue in faith and love and sanctification along with soundness of mind.+


Or, “in behalf of.”
“Godly devotion,” אAVg; J7,8, “fear of Jehovah.”
“Corresponding ransom.” Gr., an·ti′ly·tron (from an·ti′, “against; in correspondence to; in place of,” and ly′tron, “ransom [price paid]”). Compare Mt 20:28 ftn, “Ransom.”
Or, “all sorts of people.”
“To reverence God,” אA; J7,8, “fear of Jehovah.”
Or, “quietness.”
Or, “be saved.”