1 I exhort, therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings, and for all that are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and gravity. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who is willing that all men should be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself a ransom for all, of which the testimony has been given in its proper times,
7 to give which testimony I have been appointed a preacher and an apostle; (I speak the truth, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faithfulness and in truth.
8 I will, therefore, that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands without wrath and disputation. 9 In like manner, also, I will that the women adorn themselves with decorous dress, with modesty and sobriety, not with plaited hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly raiment, 10 but with good works; since this becomes women who profess godliness. 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived: but the woman being deceived, was in transgression; 15 but they shall be saved by the bearing of children, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with sobriety.