2:1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men,
2:1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone,

2:2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way.
2:2 for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity.

2:3 This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
2:3 This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

2:4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2:4 who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2:5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
2:5 For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human,

2:6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was borne at the proper time.
2:6 who gave himself a ransom for all--this was attested at the right time.

2:7 For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
2:7 For 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.

2:8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
2:8 I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument;

2:9 also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly attire
2:9 also that the women should dress themselves modestly and decently in suitable clothing, not with their hair braided, or with gold, pearls, or expensive clothes,

2:10 but by good deeds, as befits women who profess religion.
2:10 but with good works, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God.

2:11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness.
2:11 Let a woman learn in silence with full submission.

2:12 I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.
2:12 I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she is to keep silent.

2:13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve;
2:13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve;

2:14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
2:14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.

2:15 Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.
2:15 Yet she will be saved through childbearing, provided they continue in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.