18 I am giving you these instructions, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies made earlier about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight,
19having faith and a good conscience. By rejecting conscience, certain persons have suffered shipwreck in the faith;
20among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have turned over to Satan, so that they may learn not to blaspheme.
2First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone,
2for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity.
3This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour,
4who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
there is one God;
there is also one mediator between God and humankind,
Christ Jesus, himself human,
6 who gave himself a ransom for all
this was attested at the right time. 7For this I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
8 I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument; 9also that the women should dress themselves modestly and decently in suitable clothing, not with their hair braided, or with gold, pearls, or expensive clothes, 10but with good works, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God. 11Let a woman learn in silence with full submission. 12I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she is to keep silent. 13For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15Yet she will be saved through childbearing, provided they continue in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.