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

  • Ren
    1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
  • A disciple
    Lu2677; If I may? I think a lot of people were uneducated, but that wasn't the reason women were forbidden to teach and to dominate the men, but to be under obedience and to keep silence. The modern culture of some western countries, who have become spiritual adulteresses; congratulate themselves for things that are abomination to God, and STILL forbidden! But who dares say anything these days?
  • Lu2677
    1 Tim.2:9"shamefacedness" is a noun; quality,concept, a state of being. A plural noun in this context for women professing godliness,use discernment. The opposite is:unrepentant,brazen,blameless, innocent.In the same verse is "sobriety", in the context of the verse it is related to;forbearance,restraint,discipline,self-control,seriousness. Doing what is right in the eyes of God.

  • Lu2677
    To answer the comment"women did not teach back then because they were not educated" 1 Timothy 2:11"let the women learn in silence with all subjection" (this is during assembly with the saints,during a time of learning" The reason Paul gives is: v.13 "For Adam was first formed then Eve" V. 14"And Adam was not deceived, but the women being deceived was in the transgression."
  • Lu2677
    1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived,but the woman that was deceived was in the transgression. Also, Ezekiel 14:7-10
  • Lu2677
    April,1Timothy2:9 "modest apparel". Modest=not showing too much of the body (skin),decent. V.10 But which becometh women professing godliness with good works" (A woman professing godliness would discern if her clothing would cause a man to look at her and lust, she would not want to cause someone to stumble. A "good conscience" would be careful not to "offend" as in Acts 24:16.

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