1 Timothy 2:9

“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;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In like maner also, that women adorne themselues in modest apparell, with shamefastnesse and sobrietie, not with broided haire, or gold, or pearles, or costly aray,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Likewise, {I want} women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In like manner, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefastness and sobriety; not with braided hair, and gold or pearls or costly raiment;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And that women may be dressed in simple clothing, with a quiet and serious air; not with twisted hair and gold or jewels or robes of great price;
- Basic English Bible

In like manner also that the women in decent deportment and dress adorn themselves with modesty and discretion, not with plaited [hair] and gold, or pearls, or costly clothing,
- Darby Bible

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in decent apparel, with modesty and sobriety; not with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array,
- Webster's Bible

and I would have the women dress becomingly, with modesty and self-control, not with plaited hair or gold or pearls or costly clothes,
- Weymouth Bible

In the same way, that women also adorn themselves in decent clothing, with modesty and propriety; not just with braided hair, gold, pearls, or expensive clothing;
- World English Bible

Also wymmen in couenable abite, with schamefastnesse and sobrenesse araiynge hem silf, not in writhun heeris, ethir in gold, ethir peerlis, ethir preciouse cloth; but that that bicometh wymmen,
- Wycliffe Bible

in like manner also the women, in becoming apparel, with modesty and sobriety to adorn themselves, not in braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or garments of great price,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 2:9


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 2:9


1Ti 2:9 In like manner also, that women. When they come to the public worship, let them not spend their thoughts in adorning their bodies, but adorn themselves in modest apparel. In simple attire which not attract attention. With shamefacedness. A shrinking from all that is indelicate. Sobriety. Self-restraint; not yielding to vain impulses. Not with broided hair. "Braided hair" (Revised Version). The Gentile women were much given to arranging the hair in plaits over the head, with bands of gold. Such vain and idle show at worship is forbidden, as well as the wearing of pearls, or costly array. At the house of God a display is not comely. Compare 1Pe 3:3.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 2

  • 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
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:23 --- IF YOU CONTINUE --- IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU AVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER

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