Instructions To Pray For All People

1 I exhort then, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men;

1 First of all, then, I urge that (A)entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,

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,

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.

2 (B)for kings and all who are in (a)authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and (b)dignity.

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 all those who are in authority,(A) so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness(B) and dignity.(C)

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 This is right, and is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour,

3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of (C)God our Savior,

3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

3 This is good, and it pleases God our Savior,(D)

3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

4 who is willing for all mankind to be saved and come to a full knowledge of the truth.

4 (D)who desires all men to be (E)saved and to (F)come to the (c)knowledge of the truth.

4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

4 who wants everyone(E) to be saved(F) and to come to the knowledge of the truth.(G)

4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to know the truth fully.

5 For there is but one God and but one Mediator between God and men--Christ Jesus, Himself man;

5 For there is (G)one God, and (H)one mediator also between God and men, the (I)man Christ Jesus,

5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

5 For there is one God(H)and one mediator(I) between God and humanity,Christ Jesus, Himself human,(J)

5 There is one God. There is also one mediator between God and human beings a human, the Messiah Jesus.

6 who gave Himself as the redemption price for all--a fact testified to at its own appointed time,

6 who (J)gave Himself as a ransom for all, the (K)testimony (d)given at (e)(L)the proper time.

6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

6 who gave Himself—a ransom for all,(K)a testimony at the proper time.

6 He gave himself as a ransom for everyone, the testimony at the proper time.

7 and of which I have been appointed a herald and an Apostle (I am speaking the truth: it is not a fiction)

7 (M)For this I was appointed a (f)preacher and (N)an apostle ((O)I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of (P)the Gentiles in faith and truth.

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 I was appointed a herald, an apostle(L) (I am telling the truth;(a) I am not lying), and a teacher of the Gentiles(M) in faith and truth.

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.)

Instructions To Men And Women

8 So then I would have the men everywhere pray, lifting to God holy hands which are unstained with anger or strife;

8 Therefore (Q)I want the men (R)in every place to pray, (S)lifting up (T)holy hands, without wrath and dissension.

8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

8 Therefore, I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument.(N)

8 Therefore, I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without being angry or argumentative.

Instructions For Women

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,

9 Likewise, I want (U)women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, (g)modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments,

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 Also, the women are to dress themselves in modest clothing,(O) with decency and good sense, not with elaborate hairstyles, gold,(P) pearls, or expensive apparel,

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,

10 but--as befits women making a claim to godliness--with the ornament of good works.

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 with good works,(Q) as is proper for women who affirm that they worship God.

10 but through good actions. This is proper for women who claim to revere God.

11 A woman should quietly learn from others with entire submissiveness.

11 (V)A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness.

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

11 A woman should learn in silence with full submission.(R)

11 Let a woman learn with a quiet spirit, and submissively.

12 I do not permit a woman to teach, nor have authority over a man, but she must remain silent.

12 (W)But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.

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.

13 For Adam was formed first, and then Eve;

13 (X)For it was Adam who was first (h)created, and then Eve.

13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

13 For Adam was created first, then Eve.(S)

13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve,

14 and Adam was not deceived, but his wife was thoroughly deceived, and so became involved in transgression.

14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but (Y)the woman being deceived, (i)fell into transgression.

14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and transgressed.(T)

14 and it was not Adam who was deceived. It was the woman who was deceived and became disobedient,

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.

15 But women will be (j)preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in (Z)faith and love and sanctity with (k)self-restraint.

15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

15 But she will be saved through childbearing, if she continues(b) in faith, love, and holiness,(U) with good judgment.

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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