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1I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings be made for all men; 2for kings and all that are in dignity, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all piety and gravity; 3for this is good and acceptable before our Saviour God, 4who desires that all men should be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. 5For God is one, and the mediator of God and men one, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave himself a ransom for all, the testimony to be rendered in its own times; 7to which I have been appointed a herald and apostle, (I speak the truth, I do not lie,) a teacher of the nations in faith and truth. 8I will therefore that the men pray in every place, lifting up pious hands, without wrath or reasoning.
9In like manner also that the women in decent deportment and dress adorn themselves with modesty and discretion, not with plaited hair and gold, or pearls, or costly clothing, 10but, what becomes women making profession of the fear of God, by good works. 11Let a woman learn in quietness in all subjection; 12but I do not suffer a woman to teach nor to exercise authority over man, but to be in quietness; 13for Adam was formed first, then Eve: 14and Adam was not deceived; but the woman, having been deceived, was in transgression. 15But she shall be preserved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with discretion.
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