FIRST TIMOTHY CHAPTER TWO
I want God’s people first of all to do
This: Make requests and prayers, intercession
And thanksgiving for everyone−for kings
And all those in authority, so we
May live in peace and quiet, and be godly
And holy, which is good, and pleases God
Our Savior, who wants all men to be saved
And to arrive at knowledge of the truth.
For there is one God and one man who can
Open the way between the Lord and men–
And that one man is Jesus Christ, who gave
Himself to be a ransom for all men–
A message given in its proper time.
I was appointed herald and apostle
For this purpose−I’m telling you the truth,
I am not lying−and a teacher of
The true faith to the Gentiles. I want men
Everywhere to lift up their holy hands
In prayer, free from anger or dispute.
I also want the women to modestly
Dress, decently and properly, and not
With braided hair or gold or pearls or clothes
That cost a fortune, but with good deeds, right
For women who profess to worship God.
A woman ought to learn in quietness
And full submission. I do not permit
Women to teach or have authority
Over a man; she must be silent. For
Adam was formed the first, then Eve, and Adam
Was not the one deceived; it was the woman
Who was deceived and sin was the result.
But women will be saved through childbearing–
If they keep on in faith and holiness
And love and trust, with proper comeliness.