1 First of all then, I am urging that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered regularly for all men; 2 for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and peaceful life in all godliness an gravity. 3 For this is good and pleasing in the eyes of our Saviour God, 4 whose will it is that all men should be saved, and come into full knowledge of the truth.
5 For God is one; and one is mediator between God and man, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom in behalf of all, to be attested in due time.
7 It was for this testimony that I myself was appointed a herald and apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), to be a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
8 My wish, then, is that in every place the men should offer prayer, lifting up holy hands, free from anger and disputation; 9 in like manner also the women. I desire women to clothe themselves in suitable apparel, adorning themselves with reverence and self-restraint; not with hair plaited with gold or pearls, or with expensive clothes, 10 but (as becomes women proclaiming godliness) with the ornament of good deeds. 11 Let a woman learn quietly in entire submission. 12 I allow no woman to teach, or to exercise authority over a man; but let her keep quiet. 13 It was Adam who was first formed, then Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived; but it was the woman who was thoroughly deceived, and who became involved in transgression. 15 Notwithstanding she will be saved by the Child-bearing; (so will they all), if they live in faith and love and holiness, with self-restraint.