Women's Rights in Christianity

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1 Timothy

2:9 Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments,
2:10 but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
2:11 A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness.
2:12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.
[The New American Standard Bible]


2:9 In like manner, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefastness and sobriety; not with braided hair, and gold or pearls or costly raiment;
2:10 but (which becometh women professing godliness) through good works.
2:11 Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection.
2:12 But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but to be in quietness.
[The American Standard Version]


2:9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,
2:10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.
2:11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission.
2:12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.
[The New King James Version]


2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
[The King James Version (Authorized)]


2:9 Also, the women are to dress themselves in modest clothing, with decency and good sense; not with elaborate hairstyles, gold, pearls, or expensive apparel,
2:10 but with good works, as is proper for women who affirm that they worship God.
2:11 A woman should learn in silence with full submission.
2:12 I do not allow a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; instead, she is to be silent.
[The Holman Christian Standard Bible]


2:9 In like manner also, that women should adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobermindedness, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly array,
2:10 but, as becometh women professing godliness, with good works.
2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
[Third Millennium Bible]


2:9 And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes.
2:10 For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.
2:11 Women should listen and learn quietly and submissively.
2:12 I do not let women teach men or have authority over them. Let them listen quietly.
[The New Living Translation]


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 with good works, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God.
2:11 Let a woman learn in silence with full submission.
2:12 I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she is to keep silent.
[The New Revised Standard Version]


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
2:10 but by good deeds, as befits women who profess religion.
2:11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness.
2:12 I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.
[The Revised Standard Version]


2:9 I also want the women to be modest and sensible about their clothes and to dress properly; not with fancy hair styles or with gold ornaments or pearls or expensive dresses,
2:10 but with good deeds, as is proper for women who claim to be religious.
2:11 Women should learn in silence and all humility.
2:12 I do not allow them to teach or to have authority over men; they must keep quiet.
[The Good News Translation]


2:9 In like manner, women also in decent apparel: adorning themselves with modesty and sobriety, not with plaited hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly attire:
2:10 But, as it becometh women professing godliness, with good works.
2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to use authority over the man: but to be in silence.
[The Douay-Rheims Bible]


2:9 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;
2:10 But clothed with good works, as is right for women who are living in the fear of God.
2:11 Let a woman quietly take the place of a learner and be under authority.
2:12 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.
[The Bible in Basic English]
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