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The Bible Says:
The Bible is a pretty good reflection on the the concept of Patriarchy which was the policy of most civilizations till the late 19th century, which kicked off the Industrial Revolution in earnest. And no one wrote more about Patriarchy in the Bible than the Apostle to the nations, Saul/Paul of Tarsus. Peter wrote very little by comparison. This article remains incomplete at its upload (publishing) date.
The Bible Says:
The writings of Paul
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1 Timothy 2:
8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting;
9 in like manner also, that the women adorn
themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation,
not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,
10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.
11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission.
12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.
15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.
1 Timothy 3:
10 But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as
deacons, being found blameless.
11 Likewise their wives must be reverent,
slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.
12 Let deacons be the husbands
of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
1 Timothy 5:
3 Honor widows who are really widows.
4 But if any widow
has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to
repay their parents;
for this is good and acceptable before God.
5 Now she
who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in
supplications and prayers night and day.
6 But she who lives in pleasure is
dead while she lives.
7 And these things command, that they may be blameless.
8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his
household, he has denied the faith and
is worse than an unbeliever.
9 Do not
let a widow under sixty years old be taken into the number, and not unless she
has been the wife of one man,
10 well reported for good works: if she has
brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed
the saints’ feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.
11 But refuse the younger widows; for when they have begun to grow
wanton against Christ, they desire to marry,
12 having condemnation because
they have cast off their first faith.
13 And besides they learn to be idle,
wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and
saying things which they ought not.
14 Therefore I desire that
the younger widows marry, bear children, manage the house, give no opportunity
to the adversary
to speak reproachfully.
15 For some have already turned
aside after Satan.
1 Corinthians 7:
1 Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me: It
is good for a man not to touch a woman.
2 Nevertheless, because of sexual
immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman
have her own husband.
3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and
likewise also the wife to her husband.
4 The wife does not have authority
over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise
the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
5 Do not deprive one another
except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and
and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
6 But I say this as a concession, not as a commandment.
7 For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift
from God, one in this manner
and another in that.
8 But I say to the
unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am;
9 but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to
marry than to burn with passion.
10 Now to the married I command, yet not I
but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband.
11 But even if she
does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband.
And a husband is not to divorce his wife.
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and
He is the Savior of the body.
24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to
Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,
27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or
wrinkle or any such thing,
but that she should be holy and without blemish.
28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves
his wife loves himself.
29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes
and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.
30 For we are members of
His body, of His flesh and of His bones.
31 “For this reason a man shall
leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become
32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the
33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own
wife as himself,
and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
18 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
1 Peter 3: The Apostle Peter
1 Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that
even if some do not obey the word, they,
without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives,
2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied
3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward — arranging the hair,
wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel —
4 rather let it be the hidden
person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,
which is very precious in the sight of God.
5 For in this manner, in former
times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves,
being submissive to their own husbands,
6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him
lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.
7 Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the
wife, as to the weaker vessel,
and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.
8 Finally, all of you be of one
mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers,
be tenderhearted, be courteous;
9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the
contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this,
that you may inherit a blessing.
10 For “He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain
his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.
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