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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Timothy 2:9-15

I. Here is a charge, that women who profess the Christian religion should be modest, sober, silent, and submissive, as becomes their place. 1. They must be very modest in their apparel, not affecting gaudiness, gaiety, or costliness (you may read the vanity of a person's mind in the gaiety and gaudiness of his habit), because they have better ornaments with which they should adorn themselves, with good works. Note, Good works are the best ornament; these are, in the sight of God, of great... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - 1 Timothy 2:8-15

2:8-15 So, then, it is my wish that men should pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, with no anger in their hearts and no doubts in their minds. Even so it is my wish that women should modestly and wisely adorn themselves in seemly dress. This adornment should not consist in braided hair, and ornaments of gold, and pearls, but--as befits women who profess to reverence God--they should adorn themselves with good works. Let a woman learn in silence and with all submission. I do not allow a... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - 1 Timothy 2:8-15

The second part of this passage deals with the place of women in the Church. It cannot be read out of its historical context, for it springs entirely from the situation in which it was written. (i) It was written against a Jewish background. No nation ever gave a bigger place to women in home and in family things than the Jews did; but officially the position of a woman was very low. In Jewish law she was not a person but a thing; she was entirely at the disposal of her father or of her... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Timothy 2:14

And Adam was not deceived ,.... There is no need to say with interpreters, that he was not deceived first; and that he was not deceived immediately by the serpent, but by Eve; and that he is never said in Scripture to be deceived, as Melchizedek is never said to have a father or mother. The apostle's positive assertion is to be taken without any such limitations or qualifications; Adam never was deceived at all; neither by the serpent, with whom he never conversed; nor by his wife, he knew... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Timothy 2:14

Adam was not deceived - It does not appear that Satan attempted the man; the woman said: The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. Adam received the fruit from the hand of his wife; he knew he was transgressing, he was not deceived; however, she led the way, and in consequence of this she was subjected to the domination of her husband: Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee; Genesis 3:16 . There is a Greek verse, but it is not English law, that speaks a language... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Timothy 2:14

Verse 14 14And Adam was not deceived He alludes to the punishment inflicted on the woman: “Because thou hast obeyed the voice of the serpent, thou shalt be subject to the authority of thy husband, and thy desire shall be to him.” (43) (Genesis 3:16.) Because she had given fatal advice, it was right that she should learn that she was under the power and will of another; and because she had drawn her husband aside from the command of God, it was right that she should be deprived of all liberty... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Timothy 2:1-15

The whole chapter is given up to directions concerning the public worship of the Church. We may notice the following particulars. I. THE SUBJECTS OF PUBLIC PRAYER . When the Church meets together in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, it meets as pre-eminently the friend of the human race. As the Church of him who is the world's Savior and Redeemer, it must manifest the same spirit of universal love which animated him. It is not as being haters of the human race (as their enemies... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Timothy 2:14

Beguiled (twice) for deceived , A.V.; hath fallen into for was in the , A.V. Beguiled ( ἠπατήθη ). The same word as is used in Genesis 3:13 , "The serpent beguiled me;" ἠπάτησέ με , LXX .. Hath fallen into transgression. Fell (not hath fallen ) is the right tense to use here in English, though the Greek perfect, it is true, contains the further idea of continuance in the fall, as in 1 Corinthians 9:22 ; 1 Corinthians 13:11 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:1 ; 2... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 1 Timothy 2:14

And Adam was not deceived - This is the second reason why the woman should occupy a subordinate rank in all things. It is, that in the most important situation in which she was ever placed she had shown that she was not qualified to take the lead. She had evinced a readiness to yield to temptation; a feebleness of resistance; a pliancy of character, which showed that she was not adapted to the situation of headship, and which made it proper that she should ever afterward occupy a subordinate... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Timothy 2:11-14

1 Timothy 2:11-14. Let the women learn in silence Let every woman receive instruction in religious matters from the men in silence, in your public assemblies; with all subjection With becoming submission to the other sex, neither teaching nor asking questions there. I suffer not a woman to teach Namely, publicly; nor to usurp authority over the man Which she might seem to do if she officiated under the character of a public teacher. The word αυθεντειν , here used, signifies both to... read more

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