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Instructions on Prayer
1.) First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone,
2.) for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
3.) This is good, and it pleases God our Savior,
4.) who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
5.) For there is one God
and one mediator between God and humanity,
Christ Jesus, Himself human,
6.) who gave Himself—a ransom for all,
a testimony at the proper time.
7.) For this I was appointed a herald, an apostle (I am telling the truth; I am not lying), and a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
Instructions to Men and Women
8.) Therefore, I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument.
9.) Also, the women are to dress themselves in modest clothing, with decency and good sense, not with elaborate hairstyles, gold, pearls, or expensive apparel,
10.) but with good works, as is proper for women who affirm that they worship God.
11.) A woman should learn in silence with full submission.
12.) I do not allow a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; instead, she is to be silent.
13.) For Adam was created first, then Eve.
14.) And Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and transgressed.
15.) But she will be saved through childbearing, if she continues in faith, love, and holiness, with good judgment.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
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