1 I BEG, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, supplications, and thanksgivings be made in behalf of all men,
2 in behalf of kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all piety and sobriety.
3 This is excellent and pleasing in the sight of God, our Savior,
4 who wishes all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, himself man, Christ Jesus,
6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, a fact to be witnessed to at the fitting time.
7 To this I was appointed a herald and an apostle \'97 I am telling the truth, I am not lying \'97 a teacher of Gentiles in faith and truth.
8 I wish, then, that the men offer prayer in every place, lifting up holy hands without wrath or debate.
9 Also that the women adorn themselves in becoming dress modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothes,
10 but \'97 as is becoming for women professing piety \'97 with good deeds.
11 A woman is to learn in all subjection.
12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to usurp authority over a man, but she must remain silent.
13 Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived; the woman was deceived and fell into sin.
15 But they will be saved through child-bearing, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with self-control.