A Call to Prayer 2 1First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2for kings and all who are in [R]authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and [S]dignity. 3This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4who desires all men to be saved and to come to the [T]knowledge of the truth. 5For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony [U]given at [V]the proper time. 7For this I was appointed a [W]preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 8Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension. Women Instructed 9Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, [X]modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, 10but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. 11A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. 12But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. 13For it was Adam who was first [Y]created, and then Eve. 14And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, [Z]fell into transgression. 15But women will be [A]preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with [B]self-restraint.
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