2 I therefore exhort, first of all, that supplications, prayers,+ intercessions, offerings of thanks, be made concerning* all sorts of men,+ 2 concerning kings+ and all those who are in high station;+ in order that we may go on leading a calm and quiet life with full godly devotion* and seriousness.+ 3 This is fine and acceptable+ in the sight of our Savior, God,+ 4 whose will is that all sorts of men+ should be saved+ and come to an accurate knowledge+ of truth.+ 5 For there is one God,+ and one mediator+ between God+ and men,+ a man, Christ Jesus,+ 6 who gave himself a corresponding ransom* for all*+—[this is] what is to be witnessed to at its own particular times. 7 For the purpose of this witness+ I was appointed a preacher and an apostle+—I am telling the truth,+ I am not lying—a teacher of nations+ in the matter of faith+ and truth.
8 Therefore I desire that in every place the men carry on prayer, lifting up loyal hands,+ apart from wrath+ and debates.+ 9 Likewise I desire the women to adorn themselves in well-arranged dress, with modesty+ and soundness of mind, not with styles of hair braiding and gold or pearls or very expensive garb,+ 10 but in the way that befits women professing to reverence God,*+ namely, through good works.+
11 Let a woman learn in silence* with full submissiveness.+ 12 I do not permit a woman to teach,+ or to exercise authority over a man,+ but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.+ 14 Also, Adam was not deceived,+ but the woman was thoroughly deceived+ and came to be in transgression.+ 15 However, she will be kept safe* through childbearing,+ provided they continue in faith and love and sanctification along with soundness of mind.+