1 Timothy 2 Bible in Basic English

Instructions concerning Prayer

2 1  My desire is, first of all, that you will make requests and prayers and give praise for all men; 2  For kings and all those in authority; so that we may have a calm and quiet life in all fear of God and serious behaviour. 3  This is good and pleasing in the eyes of God our Saviour; 4  Whose desire is that all men may have salvation and come to the knowledge of what is true. 5  For there is one God and one peacemaker between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6  Who gave himself as an offering for all; witness of which was to be given at the right time; 7  And of this I became a preacher and an Apostle (what I say is true, not false,) and a teacher of the Gentiles in the true faith. 8  It is my desire, then, that in every place men may give themselves to prayer, lifting up holy hands, without wrath or argument.

9  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; 10  But clothed with good works, as is right for women who are living in the fear of God. 11  Let a woman quietly take the place of a learner and be under authority. 12  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. 13  For Adam was first formed, then Eve; 14  And Adam was not taken by deceit, but the woman, being tricked, became a wrongdoer. 15  But if they go on in faith and love and holy self-control, she will be kept safe at the time of childbirth.

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