1: My desire is, first of all, that you will make requests and prayers and give praise for all men; 2: For kings and all those in authority; so that we may have a calm and quiet life in all fear of God and serious behaviour. 3: This is good and pleasing in the eyes of God our Saviour; 4: Whose desire is that all men may have salvation and come to the knowledge of what is true. 5: For there is one God and one peacemaker between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6: Who gave himself as an offering for all; witness of which was to be given at the right time; 7: And of this I became a preacher and an Apostle (what I say is true, not false,) and a teacher of the Gentiles in the true faith. 8: It is my desire, then, that in every place men may give themselves to prayer, lifting up holy hands, without wrath or argument. 9: And that women may be dressed in simple clothing, with a quiet and serious air; not with twisted hair and gold or jewels or robes of great price; 10: But clothed with good works, as is right for women who are living in the fear of God. 11: Let a woman quietly take the place of a learner and be under authority. 12: In my opinion it is right for a woman not to be a teacher, or to have rule over a man, but to be quiet. 13: For Adam was first formed, then Eve; 14: And Adam was not taken by deceit, but the woman, being tricked, became a wrongdoer. 15: But if they go on in faith and love and holy self-control, she will be kept safe at the time of childbirth.