1 I exhort then, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men; 2 including kings and all who are in high station, in order that we may live peaceful and tranquil lives with all godliness and gravity. 3 This is right, and is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour, 4 who is willing for all mankind to be saved and come to a full knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is but one God and but one Mediator between God and men--Christ Jesus, Himself man; 6 who gave Himself as the redemption price for all--a fact testified to at its own appointed time,
7 and of which I have been appointed a herald and an Apostle (I am speaking the truth: it is not a fiction)
8 So then I would have the men everywhere pray, lifting to God holy hands which are unstained with anger or strife; 9 and I would have the women dress becomingly, with modesty and self-control, not with plaited hair or gold or pearls or costly clothes, 10 but--as befits women making a claim to godliness--with the ornament of good works. 11 A woman should quietly learn from others with entire submissiveness. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach, nor have authority over a man, but she must remain silent. 13 For Adam was formed first, and then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, but his wife was thoroughly deceived, and so became involved in transgression. 15 Yet a woman will be brought safely through childbirth if she and her husband continue to live in faith and love and growing holiness, with habitual self-restraint.