Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition.

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BIBLE: 1 TIMOTHY - Chapter 2


Prayers are to be said for all men: because God wills the salvation of all. Women are not to teach.

1 I desire, therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men:

2 For kings, and for all who are in high station, that we may lead a quiet and a peaceable life, in all piety and chastity.

3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God, our Saviour,

4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

5 For there is one God, and one mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus:

6 Who gave himself a redemption for all, a testimony in due times:

7 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, (I say the truth, I lie not) a doctor of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

8 I will, therefore, that men pray in every place, lifting up pure hands, without anger and contention.

9 *In like manner women also in decent apparel, adorning themselves with modesty and sobriety, not with plaited hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly attire:

10 But as it becometh women professing piety, by good works.

11 Let the women learn in silence, with all subjection.

12 *But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to use authority over the man: but to be in silence.

13 *For Adam was first formed, then Eve:

14 *And Adam was not seduced, but the woman being seduced was in the transgression.

15 Yet she shall be saved by bearing children, if she continue in faith, and love, and sanctification with sobriety.____________________


9: 1 Peter iii. 3.

12: 1 Corinthians xiv. 34.

13: Genesis i. 27.

14: Genesis iii. 6.