“And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.”
King James Version (KJV)
Katherine Ledbetter's comment on 2014-12-20 21:11:21:
I believe it is a parallel verse to I Timothy 2 11,12. Eve made it impossible for God to entrust us women with ourselves. We are too emotional and easily swayed, and also can easily sway the emotions of others. The Bible is clear that we must "Study to shew thyself approved unto God,... " So, study and ask for wisdom, but realize with much wisdom comes grief Ecclesiastes 1 18 . God will hold you accountable for what you want to know.
Candy's comment on 2014-05-15 00:13:23:
I take it completely literal. I think women are to be quiet, not say a word in church and especially not teach men. They can teach younger women titus 2 however. In the Bible times women were to be quiet, there were no choirs. They probably sang. It doesnt say not to sing, it says not to teach over men and to be quiet in church. Whats the problem? Its better that way anyway. Im a modern day woman, evangelical, where we have many women pastors mainly as children church pastors , but i dont agree with my church on this and that is fine. I like men to be the head of the home, over the wife not talking controlling and i like men to preach and teach. Women can sit back and enjoy. Nothin wrong with that. I dont know why so many WANT women to preach teach! Sounds so feminist to me. Just my opinion
Carmela's comment on 2013-10-27 20:42:21:
If you read that verse in the context of the entire chapter you will find that Paul is addressing the congregation about doing things in a orderly manner and if read even more carefully you will see that Paul even tells 'THE MEN TO BE SILENT' to talk one at a time. This verse relates to women who were married in the first place, so does that mean unmarried women can speak. Ridiculous. So Paul was addressing the fact of women who chat to much while the person at the front is speaking and if they are speaking because of curious intentions then to ask there husbands at home. PS Not every woman has a husband now do they. Read the entire chapter! and re-read it and re-read it and pray for Gods wisdom while doing it.
bill joyce's comment on 2013-09-18 09:28:14:
Women can preach in churches. i mean if men are starting to step down then who is there to fill their shoes?
kion's comment on 2013-02-10 12:13:39:
Why will we not listen to what Paul teaches us, and not hold to his word which has come from the lord, I pray that God has mercy on us all; women cannot teach in the church, but they can sing and praise the lord in the church!
jimmy's comment on 2012-11-25 09:08:58:
We all should speak where the bible speaks and be silent where it is silent.
Kennedy chimbeza's comment on 2012-11-18 19:13:41:
If there are too quiet why do we have choirs filled with women singing loudest in churches and how did Jesus treat women? Again how can we live in the world without women?
darrell rembert's comment on 2012-02-20 05:52:25:
this verse and many others show me how far we have strayed away from the teachings of the bible regardless of the times or the cultures the way the church is being ran is moving away from sound doctrine Gods word is not at question but we are
simmie wyatt sr.'s comment on 2010-05-17 18:25:18:
I believe it is proof that a woman is not allowed by God to preach or teach men