Riverside(i) 1 I BEG, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, supplications, and thanksgivings be made in behalf of all men, 2 in behalf of kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all piety and sobriety. 3 This is excellent and pleasing in the sight of God, our Savior, 4 who wishes all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, himself man, Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, a fact to be witnessed to at the fitting time. 7 To this I was appointed a herald and an apostle — I am telling the truth, I am not lying — a teacher of Gentiles in faith and truth. 8 I wish, then, that the men offer prayer in every place, lifting up holy hands without wrath or debate. 9 Also that the women adorn themselves in becoming dress modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothes, 10 but — as is becoming for women professing piety — with good deeds. 11 A woman is to learn in all subjection. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to usurp authority over a man, but she must remain silent. 13 Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived; the woman was deceived and fell into sin. 15 But they will be saved through child-bearing, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with self-control.