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1 Timothy 2 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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A Call to Prayer

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:1 - First of all, then, I urge that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made in behalf of all people,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:2 - for kings and all who are in [fn]authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and [fn]dignity.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:3 - This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:4 - who wants all people to be saved and to come to the [fn]knowledge of the truth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:5 - For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:6 - who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony [fn]given at [fn]the proper time.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:7 - For this I was appointed as a [fn]preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

Instructions for Believers

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:8 - Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger and dispute.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:9 - Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, [fn]modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or expensive apparel,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:10 - but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:11 - A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:12 - But I do not allow a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:13 - For it was Adam who was first [fn]created, and then Eve.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:14 - And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman was [fn]deceived and [fn]became a wrongdoer.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:15 - But [fn]women will be [fn]preserved through [fn]childbirth—if they continue in faith, love, and sanctity, with moderation.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or a high position
Or seriousness
Or recognition
Or to be given
Lit its own times
Or herald
Lit with modesty
Or formed
Or thoroughly deceived
Lit has become
Lit she
Or saved
Or the childbirth; or the bearing of children

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