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1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

7 Whereunto 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.

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

9 In 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;

10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

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

13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.


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Matthew Henry's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 Bible commentary...

Prayer to be made for all persons, since the grace of the gospel makes no difference of ranks or stations. (1-7) How men and women ought to behave, both in their religious and common life. (8-15)1-7 The disciples of Christ must be praying people; all, without distinction of nation, sect, rank, or party. Our duty as Christians, is summed up in two words; godliness, that is, the right worshipping of God; and honesty, that is, good conduct toward all men. These must go together: we are not truly honest, if we are not godly, and do not render to God his due; and we are not truly godly, if not honest. What is acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, we should abound in. There is one Mediator, and that Mediator gave himself a ransom for all. And this appointment has been made for the benefit of the Jews and the Gentiles of every nation; that all who are willing may come in this way, to the mercy-seat of a pardoning God, to seek reconciliation with him. Sin had made a quarrel between us and God; Jesus Christ is the Mediator who makes peace. He is a ransom that was to be known in due time. In the Old Testament times, his sufferings, and the glory that should follow, were spoken of as things to be revealed in the last times. Those who are saved must come to the knowledge of the truth, for that is God's appointed way to save sinners: if we do not know the truth, we cannot be ruled by it.

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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JIm's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment on 3/27/2014, 8:32am...

Timothy tells us to pray for our leaders. "For kings, and for all that are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. " This includes our President of these United States. Do not wish him ill or his family. I don 't agree with much of anything he does, however, I do pray for him to lead us down the right path and also pray for his salvation. God does not want us to hate him or anyone.


Tirell A. M. Clifton I, MDiv's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment about verse 12 on 3/22/2014, 7:12am...

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


Janene love's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment about verse 9 on 3/09/2014, 8:26pm...

so true If people would refrain from the materialistic entanglements of self absorbed demeanor It may allow the heart to become embodied with the true spirit of God jsl


Saba's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment about verse 10 on 2/23/2014, 12:47am...

Are women allow to preach or not 1 Timo 12 13


Nelson bonilla's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment on 2/21/2014, 2:15pm...

To phill women were not the 1st person to preach the resurrection is the person of a man our lord Jesus on earth and from before on the scriptures is allways a man that is 1st to preach everything related to our GOD


Nelson bonilla's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment on 2/21/2014, 2:00pm...

If women should take man responsibility is not in the scriptures this has developed by man stepping down from their given authority by GOD because of convenience in money and possessions


Dot's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment about verse 12 on 2/08/2014, 4:02pm...

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


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Test Your Knowledge of 1 Timothy Chapter 2

1.  What should Christians do for those in government authority?

Write letters of encouragement
Pray for them
Vote them out if unrighteous
Demand they govern according to Scripture
Talk about them to other believers


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