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¶ I BESEECH you, therefore, first of all to offer to God, petitions, prayers, supplications, and thanksgiving for all men,
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For kings and for all in authority;
that we may live a quiet and peaceable life, in all purity and Godliness.
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For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour,
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Who desires all men to be saved and to return to the knowledge of the truth.
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For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ,
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Who gave himself a ransom for all, a testimony which came in due time.
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For that testimony I was appointed a preacher and an apostle;
I tell the truth and I lie not;
and I became the teacher of the Gentiles in a true faith.
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I wish, therefore, that men pray everywhere, lifting up their holy hands without anger and doubting thoughts.
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¶ In like manner also, let the apparel of women be simple and their adornment be modest and refined;
not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly array;
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But let them be engaged in good works, as is becoming women who profess reverence for God.
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Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
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I do not think it seemly for a woman to debate publicly or otherwise usurp the authority of men, but she should be silent.
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For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
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And Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and she transgressed the law.
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Nevertheless, if her posterity continue in faith and have holiness and chastity, she will live through them.