1 Timothy 2:12

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to vsurpe authoritie ouer the man, but to be in silence.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but to be in quietness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In my opinion it is right for a woman not to be a teacher, or to have rule over a man, but to be quiet.
- Basic English Bible

but I do not suffer a woman to teach nor to exercise authority over man, but to be in quietness;
- Darby Bible

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
- Webster's Bible

I do not permit a woman to teach, nor have authority over a man, but she must remain silent.
- Weymouth Bible

But I don't permit a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over a man, but to be in quietness.
- World English Bible

But Y suffre not a womman to teche, nether to haue lordschip on the hosebonde, but to be in silence.
- Wycliffe Bible

and a woman I do not suffer to teach, nor to rule a husband, but to be in quietness,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 2:12


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


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 2:12


1Ti 2:12 I suffer not a woman to teach. "I permit not" (Revised Version). To become an authorized teacher off the church, a work confined to presbyters. Nor to usurp authority over a man. Authoritative teaching and ruling were united.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 2

  • Steve morrow
    1 TIMOTHY2:11 let the woman learn in silence with all subjection-2:12-but I suffer not a woman to teach nor to usurp authority over the man but to be in silence 2 TIMOTHY 4:1 now the spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils PHILIPPIANS 2:21 for all seek their own not the things which be JESUS CHRISTS
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS-- I SAY -- THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED JAMES 1:7 FOR LET NOT THAT MAN THINK THAT HE SHALL RECEIVE ANYTHING OF THE LORD --1:8-- A DOUBLE MINDED MAN IS UNSTABLE IN ALL HIS WAYS 1 CORINTHIANS 2:16 FOR WHO HATH KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD THAT HE MAY INSTRUCT HIM --- BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST ---
  • A disciple
    "Comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, warn the unruly..." Luke 13:23-29 the Lord declares plainly, as in MANY, MANY places; that not everyone who says to Him, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father." Not the hearers are justified, but the doers! God is not tricked by lip service! If any man have not the Spirit of Christ he is none of His.
  • Steve morrow
    REV 22:18-FOR I TESTIFY-UNTO EVERYMAN THAT HEARETH THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK IF ANY MAN-SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK-22:19-AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKEAWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY GOD SHALL TAKEAWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OFLIFE AND OUTOF THE HOLY CITY AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:9 AS THE FATHER HATH LOVED ME SO HAVE I LOVED YOU CONTINUE YOU IN MY LOVE --15:10-- IF KEEP MY -- COMMANDMENTS YOU SHALL ABIDE IN MY LOVE EVEN AS I HAVE KEPT MY FATHERS COMMANDMENTS AND ABIDE IN HIS LOVE 1 CORINTHIANS 16:22 --IF ANY MAN -- LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ANATHEMA MARANATHA
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:21 AND YOU THAT WERE SOMETIME ALIENATED AND ENEMIES IN YOUR MIND BY WICKED WORKS YET NOW HATH HE RECONCILED --1:22-- IN THE BODY OF HIS FLESH THROUGH DEATH TO PRESENT YOU HOLY AND UNBLAMEABLE AND UNREPROVEABLE IN HIS SIGHT

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