2:1 I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, be made for all men;
2:2 for kings and all who are in high place; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity.
2:3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;
2:4 who would have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth.
2:5 For there is [only] one God, and [only] one mediator between God and men, [the] man Christ Jesus,
2:6 who gave himself a ransom for all; the testimony [to be borne] in its own times;
2:7 to which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I speak the truth, I don't lie), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
2:8 I desire therefore that the men pray in every place, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and disputing.
2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefastness and sobriety; not with braided hair, and gold or pearls or costly raiment;
2:10 but (which becomes women professing godliness) through good works.
2:11 Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection.
2:12 But I do not permit a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but to be in quietness.
2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve;
2:14 and Adam was not beguiled, but the woman being beguiled has fallen into transgression:
2:15 but she will be saved through her childbearing, if they stay in faith and love and sanctification with sobriety.
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