1 This then I exhort thee first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings he made for all men; 2 particularly for kings, and all that are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all piety and virtue. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour: 4 who is willing that all men should be saved, and therefore 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, a testimony to be published in due time,
7 for which I was appointed a herald and an apostle. I speak the truth in Christ, I lie not; I am a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
8 I direct therefore that men pray in every place, lifting up holy hands without wrath and debate: 9 likewise that women dress themselves in decent apparel with modesty and prudence, not in braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly garments; 10 but in good works, as becometh women professing godliness. 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all submission: but I permit not a woman to teach, 12 nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be silent. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not seduced by the serpent, but the woman being led astray was first in the transgression. 15 Yet shall she be saved through childbirth, if they continue in faith and love, in holiness and modesty.