1 Timothy 2

ISV(i) 1 First of all, then, I urge you to offer to God petitions, prayers, intercessions, and expressions of thanks for all people, 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 good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to know the truth fully. 5 There is one God. There is also one mediator between God and human beings {— } a human, the Messiah Jesus. 6 He gave himself as a ransom for everyone, the testimony at the proper time. 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.) 8 Therefore, I want the men to pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands without being angry or argumentative. 9 Women, for their part, should display their beauty by dressing modestly and decently in appropriate clothes, not by braiding their hair or by wearing gold, pearls, or expensive clothes, 10 but through good actions. This is proper for women who claim to revere God. 11 A woman must learn quietly and submissively. 12 Moreover, I do not allow a woman to teach or to usurp authority over a man. Instead, she is to be quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived. It was the woman who was deceived and became a lawbreaker. 15 However, women will be saved by having children, if they continue to have faith, love, and holiness, along with good judgment.