1 Corinthians 14:34, 35
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted to them to speak…
Three points may be taken for due explanation and enforcement.
I. The Eastern, Jewish, and pagan sentiments concerning the public position and relations of woman.
II. The practical difficulties which arose when women were converted to Christianity, and became conscious of personal religious life, and the endowment of spiritual gifts.
III. The ways in which St. Paul's teachings on this subject require to be modified in adaptation to Western civilization, and the wiser, better conceptions of woman's mission, which are happily characteristic of modern times. - R.T.
Parallel VersesKJV: Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.