1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
1 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone,
1 First of all, then, I urge you to offer to God petitions, prayers, intercessions, and expressions of thanks for all people,
1 First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people,
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
2 for kings, and for everyone who has authority, so that we might lead a quiet and peaceful life with all godliness and dignity.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
3 This [kind of praying] is good and acceptable and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to know the truth fully.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
5 There is one God. There is also one mediator between God and human beings a human, the Messiah Jesus.
5 For there is [only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and mankind, the Man Christ Jesus,
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
6 He gave himself as a ransom for everyone, the testimony at the proper time.
6 who gave Himself as a ransom [a substitutionary sacrifice to atone] for all, the testimony given at the right and proper time.
7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
7 For this reason I was appointed to be an announcer, an apostle, and a faithful and true teacher of the gentiles. (I am telling you the truth. I am not lying.)
7 And for this matter I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying [when I say this]—a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
8 Therefore, I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without being angry or argumentative.
8 Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger and disputing or quarreling or doubt [in their mind].
9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
9 Women, for their part, should display their beauty by dressing modestly and decently in appropriate clothes, not with elaborate hairstyles or by wearing gold, pearls, or expensive clothes,
9 Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves modestly and appropriately and discreetly in proper clothing, not with [elaborately] braided hair and gold or pearls or expensive clothes,
10 but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
10 but through good actions. This is proper for women who claim to revere God.
10 but instead adorned by good deeds [helping others], as is proper for women who profess to worship God.
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
11 Let a woman learn with a quiet spirit, and submissively.
11 A woman must quietly receive instruction with all submissiveness.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
12 I do not allow a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; instead, she is to be silent.
12 Moreover, in the area of teaching, I am not allowing a woman to instigate conflict toward a man. Instead, she is to remain calm.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
14 and it was not Adam who was deceived. It was the woman who was deceived and became disobedient,
15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
15 even though she will be saved through the birth of the Child, if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, along with good judgment.
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