1 I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings should be offered for all men, 2 for kings and all in authority, that we may lead quiet and peaceful lives in all piety and sanctity. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, 4 who wishes all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of truth.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator of God and man, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself a ransom for all, a testimony for its own times,
7 of which I was made a herald and an apostle,?? speak the truth, I lie not,?? teacher of nations in faith and truth.
8 I wish also that men should pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and disputations; 9 and in like manner also, that women in becoming apparel with modesty and sobriety adorn themselves, not with plaited hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly clothing, 10 but with good works, which become women professing godliness. 11 Let a woman learn quietly in all subjection; 12 but I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have authority over a man, but to be quiet. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived; but the woman being deceived fell into transgression; 15 but she shall be saved through child-bearing, if they continue in faith, and love, and holiness, with sobriety.