1 Timothy 2:11

“Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let the woman learne in silence with all subiection:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let a woman quietly take the place of a learner and be under authority.
- Basic English Bible

Let a woman learn in quietness in all subjection;
- Darby Bible

Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
- Webster's Bible

A woman should quietly learn from others with entire submissiveness.
- Weymouth Bible

Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection.
- World English Bible

A womman lerne in silence, with al subieccioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

Let a woman in quietness learn in all subjection,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 2:11


1Ti 2:11 Let the women learn in silence. In the public worship on the Gentile churches the teaching was confined to the men. For a discussion of the reasons, see notes on 1Co 14:33-36, where the same directions are given. With all subjection. Submission to the authorized teachers of the church.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 2

  • Wayne
    Mark, take a look at Romans 9. Vessels unto honor, dishonor.
  • Irene123
    "..... women to keep silence in the church ..... " Paul's words were NOT his, but God's. Paul prayed about what He wrote and God moved on his mind. It's the same with pastors. Aquila did the 'preaching'-IF they had a church in their home Pricilla was his 'helpmeet'. Lydia let Paul, other men use her home to preach.
  • Irene123
    To Sheila, 6 21 '15 - the donkey wasn't preaching from God's Word you're fighting against God. "No one but God will close my mouth" you're tempting God, be careful Sheila - please: you are loved ................
  • Irene123
    Aquila, Pricilla They were 'teaching' one person not preaching in a church. They were 'witnessing'. Apollos NEEDED their expounding on the truth of Jesus because he was doing some harm otherwise they would have left him alone.
  • Irene123
    To be on this site where others are truly needing help - and then to say things like, "you wicked people" - is an awful thing. There are people that are in depression and despair and that does not help.
  • Mike
    The scripture is plain clear. Public teaching of women where men are present is what the Apostle Paul is talking about. There's lots of work for a woman in the Church. Only this one is reserved for men. Must we argue with God?

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