III. Problems of Discipline CHAPTER 2 2 Prayer and Conduct. 1[L] First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, 2for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. 3This is good and pleasing to God our savior, 4who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth. 5For there is one God. There is also one mediator between God and the human race, Christ Jesus, himself human, 6who gave himself as ransom for all. This was the testimony[M] at the proper time. 7For this I was appointed preacher and apostle (I am speaking the truth, I am not lying), teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 8[N] It is my wish, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger or argument. 9Similarly, [too,] women should adorn themselves with proper conduct, with modesty and self–control, not with braided hairstyles and gold ornaments, or pearls, or expensive clothes, 10but rather, as befits women who profess reverence for God, with good deeds. 11A woman must receive instruction silently and under complete control. 12I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man.[O] She must be quiet. 13For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14Further, Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and transgressed. 15But she will be saved through motherhood, provided women persevere in faith and love and holiness, with self–control.
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