2 * I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, be presented for all men; 2 ** for emperors and all our superiors, in order that we may lead a still and quiet life in all piety and propriety. 3 * This is a good thing and a thing welcome to God our Savior, 4 who wills that all men should be saved and come into awareness of truth. 5 For there is one God, one mediator too between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus, 6 * he who gave himself as a ransom for everybody; the attestation when the right time came, 7 for which I was appointed a herald and apostle,—I am telling the truth, not lying,—a teacher of the nations in faith and truth. 8 * So I wish to have the men pray in every place, raising godly hands without anger and argument; 9 ** in the same way, to have women adorn themselves by virtuous self-restraint with modesty and discretion, not by hairdressing and gold or pearls or expensive clothing, 10 but what befits women who profess religiousness, by means of good works. 11 Let a woman learn in quietness in all submissiveness; 12 but I do not permit a woman to teach nor to dictate to a man, but to be in quietness. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14 * and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was befooled into violation of the command. 15 * But she will be saved in her childbearing, if they remain in faith and love and consecration with discretion.
^ 2:1 Lit. be made
^ 2:2 Or for kings and Or for emperors and kings and
^ 2:2 Lit. and all those who are in superior station
^ 2:3 Lit. welcome before God
^ 2:6 Lit. the attestation at its own times
^ 2:8 (argument) Unc.
^ 2:9 Or well-bred self-restraint
^ 2:9 Lit. not by braids and gold
^ 2:14 Lit. the woman being befooled has come to be in violation. But
^ 2:15 Lit. through the childbearing