1 Timothy 2:8
New International Version
Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.

New Living Translation
In every place of worship, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy.

English Standard Version
I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

Berean Study Bible
Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger or dissension.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore I desire the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, apart from anger and dissension.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.

King James Bible
I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument.

Contemporary English Version
I want everyone everywhere to lift innocent hands toward heaven and pray, without being angry or arguing with each other.

Good News Translation
In every church service I want the men to pray, men who are dedicated to God and can lift up their hands in prayer without anger or argument.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument.

International Standard Version
Therefore, I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without being angry or argumentative.

NET Bible
So I want the men to pray in every place, lifting up holy hands without anger or dispute.

New Heart English Bible
I desire therefore that the men in every place pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and doubting.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I desire, therefore, that men would pray in every place, lifting their hands in purity without rage and without scheming;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I want men to offer prayers everywhere. They should raise their hands in prayer after putting aside their anger and any quarrels they have with anyone.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I desire, therefore, that the men in every place, pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and strife.

King James 2000 Bible
I desire therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

American King James Version
I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

American Standard Version
I desire therefore that the men pray in every place, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and disputing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will therefore that men pray in every place, lifting up pure hands, without anger and contention.

Darby Bible Translation
I will therefore that the men pray in every place, lifting up pious hands, without wrath or reasoning.

English Revised Version
I desire therefore that the men pray in every place, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and disputing.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Weymouth New Testament
So then I would have the men everywhere pray, lifting to God holy hands which are unstained with anger or strife;

World English Bible
I desire therefore that the men in every place pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and doubting.

Young's Literal Translation
I wish, therefore, that men pray in every place, lifting up kind hands, apart from anger and reasoning;
Study Bible
A Call to Prayer
7For this reason I was appointed as a herald, an apostle, and a faithful and true teacher of the Gentiles. I am telling the truth; I am not lying about anything. 8Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger or dissension. 9Likewise, I want the women to adorn themselves with respectable apparel, with modesty, and with self-control, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,…
Cross References
Psalm 24:4
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to falsehood, who does not swear deceitfully.

Psalm 28:2
Hear my cry for mercy when I call to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

Psalm 63:4
So I will bless You as long as I live; in Your name I will lift my hands.

Psalm 134:2
Lift up your hands to the sanctuary and bless the LORD!

Psalm 141:2
May my prayer be set before You like incense, my uplifted hands like the evening offering.

Luke 24:50
When Jesus had led them out as far as Bethany, He lifted up His hands and blessed them.

John 4:21
"Believe Me, woman," Jesus replied, "a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 1:2
To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:

2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly as captives in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.

Philippians 1:12
Now I want you to know, brothers, that my circumstances have actually served to advance the gospel.

1 Thessalonians 1:8
For not only did the message of the Lord ring out from you to Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone out to every place, so that we have no need to say anything further.

1 Timothy 5:14
So I advise the younger widows to marry, have children, and manage their households, so they will not give the adversary an occasion for slander.

Titus 3:8
This saying is trustworthy. And I want you to emphasize these things, so that those who have believed God will take care to devote themselves to good deeds. These things are excellent and profitable for the people.

James 4:8
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Treasury of Scripture

I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

I will.

1 Timothy 5:14
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

1 Corinthians 7:7
For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

Titus 3:8
This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

pray.

2 Chronicles 33:11,12
Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon…

Psalm 130:1,2
A Song of degrees. Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD…

Lamentations 3:55,56
I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon…

lifting.

Job 16:17
Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.

Psalm 26:6
I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:

Psalm 66:18
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

without.

1 Kings 3:11
And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;

Psalm 35:13
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

Matthew 5:22-24,44
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire…

and.

Matthew 21:21
Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

Mark 11:23,24
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith…

James 1:6-8
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed…







Lexicon
Therefore
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

I want
Βούλομαι (Boulomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1014: To will, intend, desire, wish. Middle voice of a primary verb; to 'will, ' i.e. be willing.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

men
ἄνδρας (andras)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

everywhere
τόπῳ (topō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5117: Apparently a primary word; a spot, i.e. Location; figuratively, condition, opportunity; specially, a scabbard.

to pray,
προσεύχεσθαι (proseuchesthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's Greek 4336: To pray, pray for, offer prayer. From pros and euchomai; to pray to God, i.e. Supplicate, worship.

lifting up
ἐπαίροντας (epairontas)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1869: To raise, lift up. From epi and airo; to raise up.

holy
ὁσίους (hosious)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3741: Holy, pious, godly, beloved of God. Of uncertain affinity; properly, right, i.e. Hallowed.

hands,
χεῖρας (cheiras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5495: A hand.

without
χωρὶς (chōris)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5565: Apart from, separately from; without. Adverb from chora; at a space, i.e. Separately or apart from.

anger
ὀργῆς (orgēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3709: From oregomai; properly, desire, i.e., violent passion (justifiable) abhorrence); by implication punishment.

[or]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

dissension.
διαλογισμοῦ (dialogismou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1261: From dialogizomai; discussion, i.e. consideration, or debate.
(8) I will therefore.--The Apostle here again turns to the subject of "public prayer," now giving directions respecting the persons who should offer their prayers, and also telling them how these public requests to God should be made. "I will therefore" expresses on St. Paul's part no mere wish or desire, but it is the expression of his solemn apostolical authority. It might be rendered, I desire therefore.

That men pray every where . . .--Better rendered, in every place. The greater liberty which women, under the teaching of Christ, had enjoyed; the new position they occupied in the Christian commonwealth; the distinguished services many of them had been permitted to accomplish in the Master's service--in such instances as the Marys, Dorcas, Priscilla, Lydia, and others--had no doubt contributed to a certain self-assertion on the part of female converts in the Ephesian congregations, which threatened grave disorders in the conduct of divine worship. St. Paul, in his directions respecting divine service in the Christian assemblies, follows the custom here of the Jewish synagogue, where women were forbidden to speak. Men, said St. Paul, in every place where a congregation in the name of Christ was gathered together, were to be the offerers of prayer. The word "everywhere" seems a memory of the Lord's words to the woman of Samaria, "Believe me, the hour cometh when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father."

Lifting up holy hands.--It was the Jewish practice, not only in taking a solemn oath--or in blessing--but also in prayer, to lift up the hands--Compare Psalm 28:2; Psalm 63:4. This seems to have been generally adopted by the early Christians as the attitude in prayer. See Clem. Rom., To the Corinthians, chap. 29 "Holy hands;" see Psalm 24:4; Psalm 26:6; "holy"--that is, unstained with wanton sins.

Without wrath and doubting.--Here allusion is doubtless made to religious disputes and contentions among the believers themselves--"doubting" is better translated by disputing. These angry feelings can have no place in the heart of one who really prays, whether in public or in private.

Verse 8. - Desire for will, A.V.; the men for men, A.V.; in every place for everywhere, A.V.; disputing for doubting, A.V. I desire, etc. He takes up the subject again which he had opened in ver. 1, but had somewhat digressed from in vers. 4-7, and gives further directions as to the persons who are to make the prayers spoken of in ver. 1, viz. men (τοὺς ἄνδρας), not women, as it follows more at large in vers. 9-15. The stress is clearly upon "men" (or, "the men" - it makes no difference); and there is no force in Alford's remark that in that case it would have been τοὺς ἄνδρας προσεύχεσθαι. The prayers had been already ordered in ver. 1; the additional detail, that they were to be offered by men, is now added. In every place; not, as Chrysostom thinks, in contrast to the Jewish worship, which was confined to the temple at Jerusalem, but merely meaning wherever a Christian congregation is assembled. Lifting up holy hands. Alford quotes Clem. Ram. 'To the Corinthians,' Ep. 1. 1 Timothy 29: Προσέλθωμεν... ἐν ὁσιότητι ψυχῆς ἁγνὰς καὶ ἀμιάντους χεῖρας αἴρουντες πρὸς αὐτόν (camp. Psalm 26:6; Psalm 28:2; 43:20; 63:4; 2 Chronicles 6:12, 13). Without wrath. It appears from several passages in Chrysostom that the habit of praying angry prayers was not unknown in his day. "Do you pray against your brother? But your prayer is not against him, but against yourself. You provoke God by uttering those impious words, 'Show him the same;' 'So do to him;' 'Smite him;' 'Recompense him;' and much more to the same effect" ('Hom.' 6.). In 'Hom.' 8. his comment on this passage is: "Without bearing malice.... Let no one approach each God in enmity, or in an unsalable temper." And disputing (διαλογισμοῦ). The exact meaning of διαλογισμός is perhaps best seen in Luke 5:21, 22, where both the verb and the substantive are used. The διαλογισμοὶ are carillings, questionings proceeding from a captious, unbelieving spirit. They are διαλογισμοὶ πονηροὶ (Matthew 15:19). The word is always used in a bad sense in the New Testament. Forms of prayer were not yet established in the Church, but these cautious show the need of them. 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.
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