1 Timothy 2:10

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Timothy 2:10

But (which becommeth women professing godlines) with good works.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but (which becometh women professing godliness) through good works.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But clothed with good works, as is right for women who are living in the fear of God.
- Basic English Bible

but, what becomes women making profession of the fear of God, by good works.
- Darby Bible

But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
- Webster's Bible

but--as befits women making a claim to godliness--with the ornament of good works.
- Weymouth Bible

but (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works.
- World English Bible

biheetinge pite bi good werkis.
- Wycliffe Bible

but -- which becometh women professing godly piety -- through good works.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Timothy 2:10

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 2:10


2:8 I will - A word strongly expressing his apostolical authority. Therefore - This particle connects the eighth with the first verse. That men pray in every place - Public and private. Wherever men are, there prayer should be. Lifting up holy hands - Pure from all known sin. Without wrath - In any kind, against any creature. And every temper or motion of our soul that is not according to love is wrath. And doubting - Which is contrary to faith. And wrath, or unholy actions, or want of faith in him we call upon, are the three grand hinderances of God's hearing our petitions. Christianity consists of faith and love, embracing truth and grace: therefore the sum of our wishes should be, to pray, and live, and die, without any wrath or doubt.

2:9 With sobriety - Which, in St. Paul's sense, is the virtue which governs our whole life according to true wisdom. Not with curled hair, not with gold - Worn by way of ornament. Not with pearls - Jewels of any kind: a part is put for the whole. Not with costly raiment - These four are expressly forbidden by name to all women (here is no exception) professing godliness, and no art of man can reconcile with the Christian profession the wilful violation of an express command.

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


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 2:10


1Ti 2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. There is another adorning which better becomes godly women. Let their lives be adorned by kindly, helpful deeds.

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