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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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Boda's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment on 11/18/2014, 6:26am...

In searching for the will of God for humankind, I was brought to II Timothy chapter 2. Realizing that God 's will shall be done in all things not associated with our free will, I sought to discover how to pray and what to pray for. We can ask God for things that develop newness of life and be in his will. Pray not amiss. God 's plans don 't change to suit our pleas.


Jennifer's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment on 10/21/2014, 9:29pm...

Verses 3 5 clearly show that Jesus is not the same as his Father. If you are a mediator, you cannot be either party, but someone who negotiates between the two. The same principle is taught at 1 Corinthians 11 3, that a man would be head over the woman and God is Head over all, including Christ. Verse 14 of 1 Corinthians 11 also states that A man would not have long hair, which Paul certainly would not have written if Jesus had had long hair. Therefore, don 't believe artwork and Hollywood movies, as well as most of tradition. Believe the bible.


Kathy's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment on 10/14/2014, 12:26am...

First of all there shouldn 't be any debates about the word of GOD! If you truly know him you should know he can use anything or anybody anytime or anywhere he chose to . don 't just read the word ask for a revalation.then you will see. he is all powerful!


Philip mc lean's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment about verse 12 on 10/01/2014, 8:30pm...

I take this verse literally because I have no reason not too.Paul explains the reasoning behind this.The fact that Eve was the one deceived not Adam. Why on earth do you think that satan tempted Eve not Adam. Is it not possible that women perhaps are more open to deception?Paul obviously thought so.I am not chauvinist. I will open the door for any lady. Even put my coat in the puddle Some of the young ones wont have a clue about that statement . But I dont see anywhere in the old testament that women taught in the temple.That was God 's choice and as far as.i am concerned that must be His pattern for Paul would have based this scripture on what he was taught from old testament guidelines. He didn 't have the new testament.If we want to go against the word of God.we will suffer the consequences. That also is God 's pattern!!


Marie's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment about verse 15 on 9/27/2014, 8:57am...

I think if we women. Will obey god would teach us our place as a women


Charlene's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment on 9/18/2014, 8:51pm...

I believe a lot of people take this scripture out of context. It is truly debatable. God does use so many women to teach, preach and prophesy. Now, my take on this is that as long as the women don 't over rule the men and put them down in the church and are willing to listen to the man of God, I find no fault in women being used in the church or out of the church.


Wanda's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment about verse 12 on 9/14/2014, 8:11am...

In 2nd Timothy 1 5 Paul gives credit to Timothy 's grandmother Lois and mother Eunice who were both leaders in their home churches since there were no church buildings at the time for his enduring faith. He also salutes several other women leaders as deaconess. At the time he wrote this the sex goddess Diana was the main idol to worship and women were bringing this into the churches at Ephesus where he was living at the time. Read the letter to Ephesus in Revelation chapter 2. In Act 2 11 it says he will pour out his spirit on his handmaidens and they shall prophesy.


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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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