2* I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, be presented for all men; 2** for emperors and all our superiors, in order that we may lead a still and quiet life in all piety and propriety. 3* This is a good thing and a thing welcome to God our Savior, 4 who wills that all men should be saved and come into awareness of truth. 5 For there is one God, one mediator too between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus, 6* he who gave himself as a ransom for everybody; the attestation when the right time came, 7 for which I was appointed a herald and apostle,—I am telling the truth, not lying,—a teacher of the nations in faith and truth.
8* So I wish to have the men pray in every place, raising godly hands without anger and argument; 9** in the same way, to have women adorn themselves by virtuous self-restraint with modesty and discretion, not by hairdressing and gold or pearls or expensive clothing, 10 but what befits women who profess religiousness, by means of good works. 11 Let a woman learn in quietness in all submissiveness; 12 but I do not permit a woman to teach nor to dictate to a man, but to be in quietness. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14* and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was befooled into violation of the command. 15* But she will be saved in her childbearing, if they remain in faith and love and consecration with discretion.