Men should pray without anger (1 Tim. 2:8)

“I desire

That in every place

The men should pray,

Lifting up

Holy hands

Without anger

Or argument.”

Βούλομαι οὖν προσεύχεσθαι τοὺς ἄνδρας ἐν παντὶ τόπῳ ἐπαίροντας ὁσίους χεῖρας χωρὶς ὀργῆς καὶ διαλογισμοῦ.

Paul said, “I desire (Βούλομαι) that in every place (ἐν παντὶ τόπῳ) the men (τοὺς ἄνδρας) should pray (οὖν προσεύχεσθαι), lifting up (ἐπαίροντας) holy hands (ὁσίους χεῖρας) without anger (χωρὶς ὀργῆς) or argument (καὶ διαλογισμοῦ).”  Paul gave his comments to Timothy on how he wanted the Christian men to pray.  He wanted them to continue with the normal Jewish way of praying by raising their hands.  They should do this in every place that they pray.  However, they were to do this without any anger or argument.  Paul wanted a praying community that did not have any dissension, strife, arguments, quarrels, or angry men involved.  This was to be a peaceful prayer.  Do you pray without anger or argument?

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