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1 Timothy 2 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Pray for All People

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:1 - First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:2 - for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:3 - This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:4 - who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:5 - For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man[fn] Christ Jesus,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:6 - who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:7 - For 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:8 - I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:9 - likewise 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,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:10 - but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:11 - Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:12 - I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:13 - For Adam was formed first, then Eve;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:14 - and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:15 - Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.
ESV Footnotes
men and man render the same Greek word that is translated people in verses 1 and 4

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