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11 A woman must receive instruction silently and under complete control.(A) 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man.[a] She must be quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.(B) 14 Further, Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and transgressed.(C) 15 But she will be saved through motherhood, provided women persevere in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 2:12 A man: this could also mean “her husband.”

Chapter 3

Christian Spouses. [a]Likewise, you wives should be subordinate to your husbands so that, even if some disobey the word, they may be won over without a word by their wives’ conduct

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Footnotes

  1. 3:1–6 The typical marital virtues of women of the ancient world, obedience, reverence, and chastity (1 Pt 3:1–2), are outlined here by the author, who gives them an entirely new motivation: Christian wives are to be virtuous so that they may be instrumental in the conversion of their husbands. In imitation of holy women in the past (1 Pt 3:5) they are to cultivate the interior life (1 Pt 3:4) instead of excessive concern with their appearance (1 Pt 3:3).

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