1 Timothy 2:11
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New International Version
A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.

New Living Translation
Women should learn quietly and submissively.

English Standard Version
Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness.

New American Standard Bible
A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness.

King James Bible
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A woman should learn in silence with full submission.

International Standard Version
Let a woman learn with a quiet spirit, and submissively.

NET Bible
A woman must learn quietly with all submissiveness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let women learn in silence with all submission,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A woman must learn in silence, in keeping with her position.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let the woman learn, becoming silent in all subjection.

King James 2000 Bible
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

American King James Version
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

American Standard Version
Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the woman learn in silence, with all subjection.

Darby Bible Translation
Let a woman learn in quietness in all subjection;

English Revised Version
Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

Weymouth New Testament
A woman should quietly learn from others with entire submissiveness.

World English Bible
Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection.

Young's Literal Translation
Let a woman in quietness learn in all subjection,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:8-15 Under the gospel, prayer is not to be confined to any one particular house of prayer, but men must pray every where. We must pray in our closets, pray in our families, pray at our meals, pray when we are on journeys, and pray in the solemn assemblies, whether more public or private. We must pray in charity; without wrath, or malice, or anger at any person. We must pray in faith, without doubting, and without disputing. Women who profess the Christian religion, must be modest in apparel, not affecting gaudiness, gaiety, or costliness. Good works are the best ornament; these are, in the sight of God, of great price. Modesty and neatness are more to be consulted in garments than elegance and fashion. And it would be well if the professors of serious godliness were wholly free from vanity in dress. They should spend more time and money in relieving the sick and distressed, than in decorating themselves and their children. To do this in a manner unsuitable to their rank in life, and their profession of godliness, is sinful. These are not trifles, but Divine commands. The best ornaments for professors of godliness, are good works. According to St. Paul, women are not allowed to be public teachers in the church; for teaching is an office of authority. But good women may and ought to teach their children at home the principles of true religion. Also, women must not think themselves excused from learning what is necessary to salvation, though they must not usurp authority. As woman was last in the creation, which is one reason for her subjection, so she was first in the transgression. But there is a word of comfort; that those who continue in sobriety, shall be saved in child-bearing, or with child-bearing, by the Messiah, who was born of a woman. And the especial sorrow to which the female sex is subject, should cause men to exercise their authority with much gentleness, tenderness, and affection.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - A for the, A.V.; quietness for silence, A.V. Quietness is not so good a rendering as "silence," because the quietness here meant is silence, as appears clearly by the parallel direction in 1 Corinthians 14:34. So Acts 22:2, παρέσχον ἡσουχίαν is properly rend red in the A.V., "They kept silence." And ἡσύχασαν (Luke 14:4 and Acts 11:18) is read, red, both in the A.V. and the R.V., "They held their peace." With all subjection (ἐν πάσῃ ὑποταγῇ); as 1 Timothy 3:4. The words occur also in 2 Corinthians 9:13; Galatians 2:5. But the verb ὑποτάσσομαι is very common in the sense of "being subject." It is used of the subjection of the wife to her husband (1 Corinthians 14:34; Ephesians 5:22; Colossians 3:18; Titus 2:5; 1 Peter 3:1).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Let the woman learn in silence,.... The apostle goes on to give some other instructions to women, how they should behave themselves in public worship, in the church of God; he would have them be learners and not teachers, sit and hear, and learn more of Christ, and of the truth of the Gospel, and to maintain good works; and he would have them learn in silence, and not offer to rise and speak, under a pretence of having a word from the Lord, or of being under an impulse of the Spirit of the Lord, as some frantic women have done; and if they should meet with anything, under the ministry of the word, they did not understand, or they had an objection to, they were not to speak in public, but ask their own husbands at home; see 1 Corinthians 14:34. And thus, they were to behave

with all subjection; both to the ministers of the word, and to their own husbands; obeying from the heart the form of doctrine delivered to them; and submitting cheerfully to the ordinances of Christ; the whole of which is a professed subjection to the Gospel, and which becomes all professing godliness.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. learn—not "teach" (1Ti 2:12; 1Co 14:34). She should not even put questions in the public assembly (1Co 14:35).

with all subjection—not "usurping authority" (1Ti 2:12). She might teach, but not in public (Ac 18:26). Paul probably wrote this Epistle from Corinth, where the precept (1Co 14:34) was in force.

1 Timothy 2:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Instructions to Women
10but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. 11A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. 12But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 14:34
Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.

1 Timothy 2:10
but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

Titus 2:5
to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Treasury of Scripture

Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your …

Esther 1:20 And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published …

1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; …

1 Corinthians 14:34,35 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted …

Ephesians 5:22-24 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord…

Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

1 Peter 3:1,5,6 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, …

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