Chris Juby

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1 Timothy 2 (in 140 characters or less)

Let prayers be made for all those in authority. God wants everyone to come to the knowledge of the truth. Let women learn in silence.

Posted on 1 Sep 2013 to 28,646 followers, with 19 retweets.
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A famously controversial chapter.

Reading the whole of it again for my summary, I'm convinced that the emphasis of the final section is as much an encouragement that women should learn (rather than not learning) as it is that the learning should be in silence.

There's a clear parallel in the structure: the first half of the chapter is about everyone praying and coming to a knowledge of the truth; the second half encourages the men to pray and the women to learn.

The parallel is also there between salvation in the first half and women being saved through childbearing in the last verse. But I'm not going to pretend to have any great insight into that!


V 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people.
Jesus, the son of God gave himself as a ransom for all. whoever believes and receives will have everlasting life.

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