Prayer for All People
1 First of all, then, I urge that requests,1 prayers, intercessions, and thanks be offered on behalf of all people,2 2 even for kings3 and all who are in authority, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 Such prayer for all4 is good and welcomed before God our Savior, 4 since he wants5 all people6 to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one intermediary7 between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, himself human,8 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, revealing God’s purpose at his appointed time.9 7 For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle – I am telling the truth;10 I am not lying – and a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 8 So I want the men11 to pray12 in every place, lifting up holy hands13 without anger or dispute.
Conduct of Women
9 Likewise14 the women are to dress15 in suitable apparel, with modesty and self-control.16 Their adornment must not be17 with braided hair and gold or pearls or expensive clothing, 10 but with good deeds, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God. 11 A woman must learn18 quietly with all submissiveness. 12 But I do not allow19 a woman to teach or exercise authority20 over a man. She must remain quiet.21 13 For Adam was formed first and then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman, because she was fully deceived,22 fell into transgression.23 15 But she will be delivered through childbearing,24 if she25 continues in faith and love and holiness with self-control.