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 2:9

  • BRIAN FONTENOT for verse 9
    Yehng a woman is NEVER to be a minister or a pastor of God 's church. NEVER. God created man then he created a woman from Adam. I hope this helps you to understand a little more. God Bless. If a woman is a pastor of a church I would run away fast from that church I would not want ichibod written on my church. That is an abomination unto the LORD.
  • Chinaza for verse 9
    nau the statement not with, simply means dont, bringing it out from d Greek or Hebrew version , we should still have not with, which most bible remove cos of Der believes, I Paul said not with, referring to some wr in Corinthians wen he said what agreement has the temple of God with idols, and d same with wat peter said about dressing ......., cos of iniquity hd abound d love for God has waxed cold and we Der by compromise, d word to fit our life instead of our life 's to fit the word, .....if we see dt it is causing argument and we say we love God why don 't we just don 't do it, incase if it 's wrong atlast Dan we ignore and later find it wrong if it 's going to be wrong......would have said more but, let 's give God the best of our selves and stop trying to compromise, its only a tradition in christianity , it doesn 't stop u from being a Christian till we are judged den God will decide.
  • Janene love for verse 9
    so true If people would refrain from the materialistic entanglements of self absorbed demeanor It may allow the heart to become embodied with the true spirit of God jsl
  • Echo nicole for verse 9
    woah... okay well put out there like that, I actually get it.. and that's what makes it scary cuz Im a little, I guess u could say "eccentric" so needless to say I understand what im supposed to really be doing now and that's gonna be a challenge, but I like a challenge so here we go! :)
  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 9
    Modesty is the key, and humility of dress, as well as spirit, so as to not bring attention to themselves. Looking nice is not the issue, but worshiping God in spirit, and truth. Be an example for other believers in purity of dress, as well as thought. When we gather together to worship the Lord our mind should be on the Lord Jesus Christ, and giving Him all the glory. As for as teaching the older women are to teach the younger women how to love their husbands.
  • Theresa for verse 9
    I was reading in the 1 Timothy 2:9 where it is saying in like manner, that a woman adorn themselves in modest apparel, not with broided hair, or gold, or pears, or costly array.

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