1 Timothy 2
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A Call to Prayer

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1I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people--1First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,1First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;1First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone,
2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.2for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.2for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.2for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
3This is good, and pleases God our Savior,3This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,3This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;3This is good, and it pleases God our Savior,
4who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.4who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.4who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.4who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
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5For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,5For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,5For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,5For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;5For there is one God and one mediator between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, Himself human,
6who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.6who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.6who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.6Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.6who gave Himself--a ransom for all, a testimony at the proper time.
7And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle--I am telling the truth, I am not lying--and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.7For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.7For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.7Whereunto 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.7For this I was appointed a herald, an apostle (I am telling the truth; I am not lying), and a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
8Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.8I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;8Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.8I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.8Therefore, I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument.

Instructions to Women

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9I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,9likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire,9Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments,9In 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;9Also, the women are to dress themselves in modest clothing, with decency and good sense, not with elaborate hairstyles, gold, pearls, or expensive apparel,
10but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.10but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.10but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.10But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.10but with good works, as is proper for women who affirm that they worship God.
11A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.11Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness.11A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness.11Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.11A woman should learn in silence with full submission.
12I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.12I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.12But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.12But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.12I do not allow a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; instead, she is to be silent.
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13For Adam was formed first, then Eve.13For Adam was formed first, then Eve;13For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve.13For Adam was first formed, then Eve.13For Adam was created first, then Eve.
14And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.14and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.14And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.14And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.14And Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and transgressed.
15But women will be saved through childbearing--if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.15Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.15But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.15Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.15But she will be saved through childbearing, if she continues in faith, love, and holiness, with good judgment.



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