A Call to Prayer

1 First of all, then, I urge that (A)entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 (B)for kings and all who are in (a)authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and (b)dignity. 3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of (C)God our Savior, 4 (D)who desires all men to be (E)saved and to (F)come to the (c)knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is (G)one God, and (H)one mediator also between God and men, the (I)man Christ Jesus, 6 who (J)gave Himself as a ransom for all, the (K)testimony (d)given at (e)(L)the proper time. 7 (M)For this I was appointed a (f)preacher and (N)an apostle ((O)I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of (P)the Gentiles in faith and truth.
8 Therefore (Q)I want the men (R)in every place to pray, (S)lifting up (T)holy hands, without wrath and dissension.

Women Instructed

9 Likewise, I want (U)women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, (g)modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, 10 but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. 11 (V)A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. 12 (W)But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. 13 (X)For it was Adam who was first (h)created, and then Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but (Y)the woman being deceived, (i)fell into transgression. 15 But women will be (j)preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in (Z)faith and love and sanctity with (k)self-restraint.


a. 1 Timothy 2:2: ['Or ', a high position]
b. 1 Timothy 2:2: ['Or ', seriousness]
c. 1 Timothy 2:4: ['Or ', recognition]
d. 1 Timothy 2:6: ['Or to be given']
e. 1 Timothy 2:6: ['Lit ', its own times]
f. 1 Timothy 2:7: ['Or ', herald]
g. 1 Timothy 2:9: ['Lit ', with modesty]
h. 1 Timothy 2:13: ['Or ', formed]
i. 1 Timothy 2:14: ['Lit ', has come]
j. 1 Timothy 2:15: ['Lit ', saved]
k. 1 Timothy 2:15: ['Or ', discretion]

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