1I urge, therefore, of first importance, davening, techinnah (supplication), tefillah (prayer), bakkashot (petitions), and hodayah (thanksgiving) be made on behalf of kol Bnei Adam (all mankind), 2On behalf of malchei eretz (kings) and on behalf of all the ones in authority, that we may lead a life of chayyei menuchah (life of rest) in all chasidus (piety) and yirat Shomayim (reverence). 3This is good and acceptable before Hashem Moshieynu, 4Who wants kol Bnei Adam to have Yeshu'at Eloheynu (the Salvation of our G-d) and to come to da'as HaEmes (knowledge of the truth). 5For Adonoi echad hu (there is one G-d) and there is also metavekh echad (one melitz, IYOV 33:23, YESHAYAH 43:27; cf. DEVARIM 5:5,22-31), one between Hashem and kol Bnei Adam, the man Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach Yehoshua, 6The one who gave his nefesh [YESHAYAH 53:10-12] as a kofer (ransom), on behalf of all. The edut (testimony) of this was given at the right time. 7And for this edut I was given the s'michah (ordination) of Hashem as a karoz (herald), a maggid [darshan (preacher) for Moshiach], a Shliach (Moshiach's emissary) I speak Emes, I do not speak sheker and a [rabbinic] moreh (teacher) for the Nations in emunah and Emes. 8I want, therefore, kol bnei Adam to daven in every shul, lifting up yadayim kodesh (holy hands) without ka'as (anger) and madon (strife). 9Similarly also nashim (women) should adorn themselves with respectable comportment and tznius (modesty, piety) in appearance and with decency and propriety, not with coiffures and gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10But with what is proper for nashim professing yirat Shomayim, that is, by means of ma'asim tovim (good works). 11Let the isha (wife) learn in silence in all submission. 12I do not allow an isha (wife) either to have teaching authority over or to have hishtaltut (domination, taking control) over [her] man, but to be in silence. 13For Adam was formed rishonah (first), then Chavah. 14And Adam was not deceived, but the isha, having been deceived, has come to be in averah (transgression). 15But womankind will be saved through her childbearing if nashim remain in emunah and ahavah and kedushah with tznius [2:9].
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