1 Timothy 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;”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of 1 Timothy 2:9

“In like maner also, that women adorne themselues in modest apparell, with shamefastnesse and sobrietie, not with broided haire, or gold, or pearles, or costly aray,”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of 1 Timothy chapter 2

“Likewise, {I want} women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments,”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“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;”
American Standard Version (1901)

“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;”
Basic English Bible

“In like manner also that the women in decent deportment and dress adorn themselves with modesty and discretion, not with plaited [hair] and gold, or pearls, or costly clothing,”
Darby Bible

“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, ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in decent apparel, with modesty and sobriety; not with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array, ”
Webster's Bible

“and I would have the women dress becomingly, with modesty and self-control, not with plaited hair or gold or pearls or costly clothes,”
Weymouth Bible

“In the same way, that women also adorn themselves in decent clothing, with modesty and propriety; not just with braided hair, gold, pearls, or expensive clothing;”
World English Bible

“Also wymmen in couenable abite, with schamefastnesse and sobrenesse araiynge hem silf, not in writhun heeris, ethir in gold, ethir peerlis, ethir preciouse cloth; but that that bicometh wymmen,”
Wycliffe Bible

“in like manner also the women, in becoming apparel, with modesty and sobriety to adorn themselves, not in braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or garments of great price,”
Youngs Literal Bible


Mandy's comment on 2020-08-24 07:08:49:

There's a lady I know how she use to have long hair but over the years all of a sudden it got so short that now she is so unhappy about it because her hair just wont grow again. Her hair on her head has stopped growing.

Please send me scriptures that encourages Women's hair to grow very long speedily


BRIAN FONTENOT's comment on 2015-03-18 10:51:09:

Yehng a woman is NEVER to be a minister or a pastor of God 's church. NEVER. God created man then he created a woman from Adam. I hope this helps you to understand a little more. God Bless. If a woman is a pastor of a church I would run away fast from that church I would not want ichibod written on my church. That is an abomination unto the LORD.


Chinaza's comment on 2014-11-26 08:08:44:

nau the statement not with, simply means dont, bringing it out from d Greek or Hebrew version , we should still have not with, which most bible remove cos of Der believes, I Paul said not with, referring to some wr in Corinthians wen he said what agreement has the temple of God with idols, and d same with wat peter said about dressing ......., cos of iniquity hd abound d love for God has waxed cold and we Der by compromise, d word to fit our life instead of our life 's to fit the word, .....if we see dt it is causing argument and we say we love God why don 't we just don 't do it, incase if it 's wrong atlast Dan we ignore and later find it wrong if it 's going to be wrong......would have said more but, let 's give God the best of our selves and stop trying to compromise, its only a tradition in christianity , it doesn 't stop u from being a Christian till we are judged den God will decide.


janene love's comment on 2014-03-09 18:26:50:

so true If people would refrain from the materialistic entanglements of self absorbed demeanor It may allow the heart to become embodied with the true spirit of God jsl


echo nicole's comment on 2014-01-10 23:35:45:

woah... okay well put out there like that, I actually get it.. and that's what makes it scary cuz Im a little, I guess u could say "eccentric" so needless to say I understand what im supposed to really be doing now and that's gonna be a challenge, but I like a challenge so here we go! :)


Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2013-10-25 04:27:07:

Modesty is the key, and humility of dress, as well as spirit, so as to not bring attention to themselves. Looking nice is not the issue, but worshiping God in spirit, and truth. Be an example for other believers in purity of dress, as well as thought. When we gather together to worship the Lord our mind should be on the Lord Jesus Christ, and giving Him all the glory. As for as teaching the older women are to teach the younger women how to love their husbands.


Theresa's comment on 2013-10-14 05:40:21:

I was reading in the 1 Timothy 2:9 where it is saying in like manner, that a woman adorn themselves in modest apparel, not with broided hair, or gold, or pears, or costly array.


simeon's comment on 2013-08-14 13:46:43:

Women have the tendency to want to create attractions,especially for the opposite ***.It was no different in the time of Paul.The apostle therefore had to warn agaist this since it could become a stumbling block for purity of minds on the part of the believers.


Natahn's comment on 2011-10-19 10:33:38:

Paul was telling Timothy that women should present themselves modestly. By that I mean, they shouldn't wear clothing that reveals everything that God gave them. They should dress in a fashion that God would appreciate not in a way that will create a distraction from God. Paul was trying to say that a modesty issue can become a morality issue. And Jesus said... 'But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart(Matthew 5:28)"
When women dress un-modestly, they tend to create an opportunity for a man to lust.


Anonymous's comment on 2010-08-03 17:44:32:

If you have a young lady in your church by the age of 15 and her mother gives permission to die her hair pink in the top. Would it wrong or would you say she is not being modest?


macmac's comment on 2010-07-10 13:09:20:

yheng to answer your question if you would please go to jw.org download the July 2010 Awake. There you will find the article entitled The Bible's Viewpoint Should Women Be Ministers it is very enlighting hope it helps.


macmac's comment on 2010-07-10 06:37:18:

This Scripture is referring to dress and grooming. For women to be modest and not draw undue attention to themselves or dressing in a way that sends the wrong signals and this principle also apply to men.


yheng's comment on 2010-06-27 02:37:26:

does it mean that women would have no right to teach or being the leader of every church they belong?like pastoral group?to serve the word of god?only man?


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