16 To the woman he said,

“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
    with painful labor you will give birth to children.(A)
Your desire will be for your husband,
    and he will rule over you.(B)

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34 Women[a] should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak,(A) but must be in submission,(B) as the law(C) says.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 14:34 Or peace. As in all the congregations of the Lord’s people, 34 women
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Instructions for Christian Households(A)

18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands,(B) as is fitting in the Lord.

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12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;[a] she must be quiet.(A)

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  1. 1 Timothy 2:12 Or over her husband
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to be self-controlled(A) and pure, to be busy at home,(B) to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands,(C) so that no one will malign the word of God.(D)

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Wives, in the same way submit yourselves(A) to your own husbands(B) so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over(C) without words by the behavior of their wives,

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For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God(A) used to adorn themselves.(B) They submitted themselves to their own husbands,

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like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord.(A) You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.

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