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1 Timothy 2:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— but she shall be saved through her child-bearing, if they continue in faith and love and sanctification with sobriety.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But [women] will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Notwithstanding, she will be saved in child-bearing, if they continue in faith, and charity, and holiness, with sobriety.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But she shall be preserved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with discretion.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— She shall be saved, however, through means of the child-bearing,—if they abide in faith, and love, and holiness, with sobermindedness. Faithful, the saying.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and she shall be saved through the child-bearing, if they remain in faith, and love, and sanctification, with sobriety.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Yet she shall be saved through child bearing; if she continue in faith and love and sanctification with sobriety.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Notwithstanding she shall be saued in child-bearing, if they continue in faith and charitie, and holinesse, with sobrietie.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But she is saved by her children, if they continue in faith, and in love, and in sanctification, and in chastity.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Yet she shall live by means of her children, if they continue in the faith, and in love, and in sanctity, and in chastity.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Notwithstanding 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
she shall be saved 4982
{4982} Prime
σῴζω
sozo
{sode'-zo}
From a primary word σῶς [[sos]] (contraction for the obsolete σάος [[saos]], 'safe'); to save, that is, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively).
z5701
<5701> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 251
in 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
childbearing, 5042
{5042} Prime
τεκνογονία
teknogonia
{tek-nog-on-ee'-ah}
From the same as G5041; childbirth (parentage), that is, (by implication) maternity (the performance of maternal duties).
if 1437
{1437} Prime
ἐάν
ean
{eh-an'}
From G1487 and G0302; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty.
they continue 3306
{3306} Prime
μένω
meno
{men'-o}
A primary verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy).
z5661
<5661> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 512
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
faith 4102
{4102} Prime
πίστις
pistis
{pis'-tis}
From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
charity 26
{0026} Prime
ἀγάπη
agape
{ag-ah'-pay}
From G0025; love, that is, affection or benevolence; specifically (plural) a love feast.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
holiness 38
{0038} Prime
ἁγιασμός
hagiasmos
{hag-ee-as-mos'}
From G0037; properly purification, that is, (the state) purity; concretely (by Hebraism) a purifier.
with 3326
{3326} Prime
μετά
meta
{met-ah'}
A primary preposition (often used adverbially); properly denoting accompaniment; 'amid' (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive case association, or accusative case succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722, and less close than G4862).
sobriety. 4997
{4997} Prime
σωφροσύνη
sophrosune
{so-fros-oo'-nay}
From G4998; soundness of mind, that is, (literally) sanity or (figuratively) self control.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Timothy 2:15

_ _ be saved in childbearingGreek, “in (literally, ‘through’) (her, literally, ‘the’) child-bearing.” Through, or by, is often so used to express not the means of her salvation, but the circumstances AMIDST which it has place. Thus 1 Corinthians 3:15, “He ... shall be saved: yet so as by (literally, ‘through,’ that is, amidst) fire”: in spite of the fiery ordeal which he has necessarily to pass through, he shall be saved. So here, “In spite of the trial of childbearing which she passes through (as her portion of the curse, Genesis 3:16, ‘in sorrow shalt thou bring forth children’), she shall be saved.” Moreover, I think it is implied indirectly that the very curse will be turned into a condition favorable to her salvation, by her faithfully performing her part in doing and suffering what God has assigned to her, namely, child-bearing and home duties, her sphere, as distinguished from public teaching, which is not hers, but man’s (1 Timothy 2:11, 1 Timothy 2:12). In this home sphere, not ordinarily in one of active duty for advancing the kingdom of God, which contradicts the position assigned to her by God, she will be saved on the same terms as all others, namely, by living faith. Some think that there is a reference to the Incarnation “through THE child-bearing” (Greek), the bearing of the child Jesus. Doubtless this is the ground of women’s child-bearing in general becoming to them a blessing, instead of a curse; just as in the original prophecy (Genesis 3:15, Genesis 3:16) the promise of “the Seed of the woman” (the Savior) stands in closest connection with the woman’s being doomed to “sorrow” in “bringing forth children,” her very child-bearing, though in sorrow, being the function assigned to her by God whereby the Savior was born. This may be an ulterior reference of the Holy Spirit in this verse; but the primary reference required by the context is the one above given. “She shall be saved ([though] with childbearing),” that is, though suffering her part of the primeval curse in childbearing; just as a man shall be saved, though having to bear his part, namely, the sweat of the brow.

_ _ if they, etc. — “if the women (plural, taken out of ‘the woman,’ 1 Timothy 2:14, which is put for the whole sex) continue,” or more literally, “shall (be found at the judgment to) have continued.”

_ _ faith and charity — the essential way to salvation (1 Timothy 1:5). Faith is in relation to God. Charity, to our fellow man. Sobriety, to one’s self.

_ _ sobriety — “sober-mindedness” (see on 1 Timothy 2:9, as contrasted with the unseemly forwardness reproved in 1 Timothy 2:11). Mental receptivity and activity in family life were recognized in Christianity as the destiny of woman. One reason alleged here by Paul, is the greater danger of self-deception in the weaker sex, and the spread of errors arising from it, especially in a class of addresses in which sober reflectiveness is least in exercise [Neander]. The case (Acts 21:9) was doubtless in private, not in public.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Timothy 2:9-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Timothy 2:15

Yet she — That is, women in general, who were all involved with Eve in the sentence pronounced, Genesis 3:16. Shall be saved in childbearing — Carried safe through the pain and danger which that sentence entails upon them for the transgression; yea, and finally saved, if they continue in loving faith and holy wisdom.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Timothy 2:15

(11) Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

(11) He adds a comfort by the way, that their subjection does not hinder women from being saved as well as men, if they behave themselves in those duties of marriage in a holy and modest manner, with faith and charity.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
she:

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Jeremiah 31:22 How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.
Matthew 1:21-25 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. ... And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Luke 2:10-11 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. ... For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Galatians 4:4-5 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, ... To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

in childbearing:

Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire [shall be] to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

in faith:

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and [of] a good conscience, and [of] faith unfeigned:

sobriety:

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;
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
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Gn 3:15, 16. Is 7:14; 9:6. Jr 31:22. Mt 1:21. Lk 2:7, 10. Ga 4:4. 1Ti 1:5; 2:9. Tit 2:12. 1P 4:7.

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