1 Timothy 2

Pray for All People

1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 v for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and w dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and x it is pleasing in the sight of y God our Savior, 4 who desires z all people to be saved and a to come to b the knowledge of the truth. 5 For c there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man 1 Christ Jesus, 6 d who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is e the testimony given f at the proper time. 7 g For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle ( h I am telling the truth, I am not lying), i a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

8 I desire then that j in every place the men should pray, k lifting l holy hands without anger or quarreling; 9 likewise also m that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10 n but with what is proper for women who profess godliness - with good works. 11 Let a woman learn quietly o with all submissiveness. 12 p I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13 q For Adam was formed first, r then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, but s the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15 Yet she will be saved through t childbearing - if they continue in u faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

  1. Cross References
    Ezra 6:10
    That they may offer pleasing sacrifices to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons.
  2. Cross References
    1 Timothy 3:4
    He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive.
  3. Cross References
    1 Timothy 5:4
    But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.
  4. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:1
    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope.
  5. Cross References
    1 Timothy 4:10
    For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.
    Ezekiel 18:23
    Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?
    Ezekiel 18:32
    For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God ; so turn, and live.
  6. Cross References
    2 Timothy 3:7
    Always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
  7. Cross References
    2 Timothy 2:25
    Correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.
    Titus 1:1
    Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness.
    Hebrews 10:26
    For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins.
  8. Cross References
    Galatians 3:20
    Now an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one.
  9. Cross References
    Matthew 20:28
    Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
  10. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:6
    Even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you -
  11. Cross References
    1 Timothy 6:15
    Which he will display at the proper time - he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
    Titus 1:3
    And at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior.
    Galatians 4:4
    But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law.
  12. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:11
    In accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.
    Ephesians 3:7 - 8
    Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power.
    2 Timothy 1:11
    For which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher.
  13. Cross References
    Romans 9:1
    I am speaking the truth in Christ - I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit -
  14. Cross References
    Acts 9:15
    But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.
  15. Cross References
    John 4:21
    Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 63:4
    So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.
    Psalms 119:48
    I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.
    Isaiah 1:15
    When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.
  17. Cross References
    Job 17:9
    Yet the righteous holds to his way, and he who has clean hands grows stronger and stronger.
    Psalms 24:4
    He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.
  18. Cross References
    1 Peter 3:3
    Do not let your adorning be external - the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear -
    Isaiah 3:18 - 23
    In that day the Lord will take away the finery of the anklets, the headbands, and the crescents.
  19. Cross References
    1 Peter 3:4
    But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.
  20. Cross References
    Titus 2:5
    To be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
  21. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 14:34
    The women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says.
  22. Cross References
    Genesis 1:27
    So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
    Genesis 2:8
    And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.
  23. Cross References
    Genesis 2:18
    Then the Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.
    Genesis 2:22
    And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.
  24. Cross References
    Genesis 3:6
    So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.
    Genesis 3:13
    Then the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this that you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate.
  25. Cross References
    Galatians 4:4
    But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law.
  26. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:14
    And the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
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