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1 Timothy 2:13

    1 Timothy 2:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For Adam was first formed, then Eve;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For Adam was first formed, then Eve;

    Webster's Revision

    For Adam was first formed, then Eve;

    World English Bible

    For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For Adam was first formed, then Eve;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Timothy 2:13

    For Adam was first formed, then Eve - And by this very act God designed that he should have the pre-eminence. God fitted man, by the robust construction of his body, to live a public life, to contend with difficulties, and to be capable of great exertions. The structure of woman's body plainly proves that she was never designed for those exertions required in public life. In this the chief part of the natural inferiority of woman is to be sought.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Timothy 2:13

    For Adam was first formed, then Eve - The apostle, in this verse, and the following, gives reasons why a woman should occupy a subordinate situation, and not usurp authority. The first is, that she was second in the act of creation, or was made subsequent to man. The reason here assigned cannot be understood to be merely that of priority of existence - for then it would give every old person authority over a younger one; but it must refer to the circumstances of the case as detailed in the history of the creation; Genesis 1-2. Man was made as the lord of this lower creation and placed in the garden, and then the woman was made of a rib taken from his side, and given to him, not as a lord, but as a companion. All the circumstances combine to show the subordinate nature of her rank, and to prove that she was not designed to exert authority over the man; compare notes on 1 Corinthians 11:8-9.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Timothy 2:13

    2:13 First - So that woman was originally the inferior.