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Instructions on Prayer
1First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2for kings and all those who are in authority, #Ezr 6:10Rm 13:11Co 2:1 so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness #2Pt 1:3 and dignity. #1Tm 3:4Ti 2:7 3This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, #1Tm 1:1 4who wants everyone #Ti 2:11 to be saved #Ezk 18:23Jn 3:171Tm 4:10Ti 2:112Pt 3:9 and to come to the knowledge of the truth. #Jn 14:6
5For there is one God #Dt 6:4Gl 3:20
and one mediator #Heb 8:6 between God and humanity,
Christ Jesus, Himself human, #Jn 1:14Php 2:7|NoBook| 3:31Jn 4:2|NoBook| 5:20
6who gave Himself — a ransom for all, #Mt 20:28Gl 1:4
a testimony at the proper time.
7For this I was appointed a herald, an apostle #Eph 3:7-81Tm 1:112Tm 1:11 (I am telling the truth; # Other mss add in Christ I am not lying), and a teacher of the Gentiles #Ac 9:15 in faith and truth.
Instructions to Men and Women
8Therefore, I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument. #Mk 7:21Lk 9:46-47|NoBook| 24:38Rm 14:1Php 2:14 9Also, the women are to dress themselves in modest clothing, #1Pt 3:3 with decency and good sense, not with elaborate hairstyles, gold, #Rv 3:18 pearls, or expensive apparel, 10but with good works, #2Co 9:8Gl 3:10 as is proper for women who affirm that they worship God. 11A woman should learn in silence with full submission. #1Co 14:34Ti 2:5 12I do not allow a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; instead, she is to be silent. 13For Adam was created first, then Eve. #Gn 2:7|NoBook| 3:161Co 11:8-12 14And Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and transgressed. #Gn 3:62Co 11:3 15But she will be saved through childbearing, if she continues # Lit if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, #1Th 3:12–4:10 with good judgment.
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