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1 Timothy 2:12

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But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of 1 Timothy 2:12

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to vsurpe authoritie ouer the man, but to be in silence.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but to be in quietness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In my opinion it is right for a woman not to be a teacher, or to have rule over a man, but to be quiet.
- Basic English Bible

but I do not suffer a woman to teach nor to exercise authority over man, but to be in quietness;
- Darby Bible

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
- Webster's Bible

I do not permit a woman to teach, nor have authority over a man, but she must remain silent.
- Weymouth Bible

But I don't permit a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over a man, but to be in quietness.
- World English Bible

But Y suffre not a womman to teche, nether to haue lordschip on the hosebonde, but to be in silence.
- Wycliffe Bible

and a woman I do not suffer to teach, nor to rule a husband, but to be in quietness,
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 2:12

2:12 To usurp authority over the man - By public teaching.

 

People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 2:12

1Ti 2:12 I suffer not a woman to teach. "I permit not" (Revised Version). To become an authorized teacher off the church, a work confined to presbyters. Nor to usurp authority over a man. Authoritative teaching and ruling were united.

 

Comments for 1 Timothy 2:12

John Sturza's comment on 2014-06-29 13:53:52:

The word of GOD from genesis to revelation is the God breathed word. If you choose to not believe it that is your choice. God will deal with you. And if you teach and lead others astray He will also deal with you. The church today chooses to interpret scripture the way they choose not the way God chooses. We are so far away from God and how church or fellowship is meant to be. Read acts 2 42.The scripture says what it means and means what it says.

 

David Moses's comment on 2014-05-11 21:12:22:

Woman came from man, it was eve that was deceived. Not Adam. Also in the next chapter God give the qualifications on who can preach.

 

David Moses's comment on 2014-05-11 21:12:22:

Woman came from man, it was eve that was deceived. Not Adam. Also in the next chapter God give the qualifications on who can preach.

 

Michael Griffith's comment on 2014-05-06 01:54:30:

Romans 16 3 Prisca is greeted first before her husband because her prominence as a house church leader. Romans 16 1 Phoebe is greeted as a deacon diakonos Romans 16 7 Andronius and Junia are greeted as apostles before him. 1 Corinthians 16 19 Again Aquila and Prisca are greeted as house church leaders. Also greeted again as such in Acts 18. When you look at the whole body of work there is diversity on this subject.

 

Adv. Chambale's comment on 2014-04-02 00:02:08:

I don 't think it is important for us to argue about this verse. Jesus said it is important for him to go so that the Holy Spirit can come and be with us. The Holy spirit will guide us into the whole truth. When Paul wrote that verse, He was lead by the Holy Spirit. My spirit as I write here now tells me that women must be submissive to their Husbands. It therefore does not make sense for them not to be submissive in Church. God always chose men to lead... but then humans have a tendency that makes them think that God is Democratic. He is not.

 

Tirell A. M. Clifton I, MDiv's comment on 2014-03-22 07:12:44:

The words of Paul are not the words of Yahweh Other than this passage in the Bible which many people consider to be scripture but actually reflect the writer s personal desires in several places I have no recollection of the Almighty declaring anything along the lines of any woman not being able to lead a man in anything Paul s epistles do not rise to the same level of the Scriptures that he himself were taught from his youth Recall how he did not write the same thing to each church and addressed different matters in relation to their respective situations It took me a long time to figure this out and I am grateful that the blinders have come off

 

Dot's comment on 2014-02-08 16:02:11:

I have taught young couples in S S and also have used women bible teachers when men attended I believe with my whole heart that women are not supposed to be pastors nor leaders in the church but in my study of the scripture I do believe this is talking about a wife and husband relationship woman and wife are synonymous in the bible Who was the first evangelist A woman all the men ran and left when Jesus arose from the dead including Peter and John When God created man He told him all he could do but not eat of the tree of good and evil it was some time before Eve was created so who do you suppose told Eve she was not to eat of that tree It had to be Adam read the whole 2nd chapter of Genesis I believe what God says in His Word TRUTH

 

Adriana's comment on 2014-01-31 00:21:16:

I understand and accept what the word says and I'm not trying to misinterpret but what can be said about women singing in the church or music leaders? Is that considered as usurping mans authority ?

 

Simon's comment on 2014-01-26 06:39:24:

lets not take scripture out of its proper context. people have many interpretation of scriptures but the bible only have one true interpretation. Paul said I (personal) suffer not a woman to teach. a woman has all right to teach if a man (leader) suffer them to. in that way the man is in authority and not the woman.

 

Mike's comment on 2014-01-22 07:17:27:

Suffer means to tolerate. Tolerate means allow or accept. Usurp means to take power or control without the right to. @Jon's comment YES Huldah was a woman! But in 2Kings22:12-14 they went looking for Jeremiah, but he was not in Jerusalem. In Jeremiahs absence, the Kings messengers went to Prophetess Huldah which THEN Gave her the RIGHT to speak. Without the RIGHT to speak from the Kings messengers she would have been Usurped.

 

Matt's comment on 2014-01-17 05:38:17:

I don't understand why we christian insist to go against the word. Our thoughts and ways are not GOD and all we have to do is to obey. The problem is we try to reason out because we think that it is good but with GOD..it is not so.We take one verse and say,how about huldah,deborah,mirriam etc. etc. but can we support a verse that can say we are correct? DISOBEDIENCE is the reason why (adam and eve) there is Genesis 3:23 and 24. God bless!

 

Megan Smith's comment on 2014-01-12 01:30:48:

I agree Renee. There were women throughout tge bible who were prophetess and they spoke the word that God sent.Women such as Deborah wife of Lapidoth Judges 4:4-5...and Miriam the sister if Aaron. if he called a woman like renee said look at Acts 2:16-18

 

Veronica Knight's comment on 2014-01-05 13:48:39:

A heavy spirit of confusion is upon me when it comes to this scripture. When I read this I recieve it as a guide for us all, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. what I can not get settled in my spirit is are ALL of these churches wrong who have woman in the pulpit? Are they worng for having women Elders?, Are they wrong for having women pastors over churches? If so why isn't there more MEN of God teaching against this and exsposing it for what it is. For those like myself who hungers to know and do what thus says the lord. I am fairly new to walking with Christ as my Savior, but I study heavly, and I want to get it right this time for He has gave me a second chance and I don't want it to be in vain. I will not knowingly be a part of anything that God speaks against.

 

Brian Williams's comment on 2013-12-06 07:59:38:

if anyone tells you a woman can teach in a church even though the Bible teaches against such an action lead them to Proverbs Chapter 6 vs 16 and 17chapter 6 vs 16-17 it speaks of a lying tongue being an abomination to God...

 

Brian Williams's comment on 2013-12-06 07:54:38:

the Word of God does tell the elder women to teach the younger women tthere is a time and a place for this teaching. the women are to be silent in the churches according to the Bible..

 

Brian Williams's comment on 2013-12-06 07:43:28:

we have some people come up with excuses replying that the scripture came at a certain point in time if the New Testament is too old for you what are you studying??

 

Brian Williams's comment on 2013-12-06 07:41:46:

how many true people of God will say the word of God does not mean what it says that is a disgrace in a shame..
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Brian Williams's comment on 2013-12-06 07:39:19:

if a woman says she enjoys teaching the Word of God totally ignoring the scripture1st Timothy chapter 2 verse 12 she can just be honest and let people know she enjoys being disobedient to God...# sad case

 

Brian Williams's comment on 2013-12-06 07:35:39:

people be careful believe in the Word of God never believe in people who try to pervert the Word of God God will hold them accountable with the penalties or whatever he see Is fit....

 

Brian Williams's comment on 2013-12-06 07:32:59:

it isn't hard to understandthe Word of God says I suffer not a woman to teach.the Word of God also says the Unbelieve faith go without effect. this means if you don't believe one Scripture in the Bible you are not saved or sanctified....

 


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