|Bible part New Testament|
Category Pauline epistles
|Order in the Bible part 15|
|Book First Epistle to Timothy|
1 Timothy 2 is the second chapter of the First Epistle to Timothy in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It is authored by Paul the Apostle.
This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):
New King James VersionAnd I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.
&c,] They may teach in private, in their own houses and families; they are to be teachers of good things, ( Titus 2:3 ) . They are to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; nor is the law or doctrine of a mother to be forsaken, any more than the instruction of a father; see ( Proverbs 1:8 ) ( 31:1-4 ) . Timothy, no doubt, received much advantage, from the private teachings and instructions of his mother Eunice, and grandmother Lois; but then women are not to teach in the church; for that is an act of power and authority, and supposes the persons that teach to be of a superior degree, and in a superior office, and to have superior abilities to those who are taught by them:
as not in civil and political things, or in things relating to civil government; and in things domestic, or the affairs of the family; so not in things ecclesiastical, or what relate to the church and government of it; for one part of rule is to feed the church with knowledge and understanding; and for a woman to take upon her to do this, is to usurp an authority over the man: this therefore she ought not to do,
to sit and hear quietly and silently, and learn, and not teach, as in (1 Timothy 2:11).
New King James VersionFor Adam was formed first, then Eve.