Wives Cannot Speak in the Assemblies, Unmarried Women Can

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The women that must be quiet in the assemblies,

[34] Let your women in the assemblies be quiet… (1 Corinthians 14:34 [ABP])

Are wives, hence why the women that are instructed to be quiet are also instructed to ask their own husbands whenever they want to learn,

[35] But if any shall want to learn, in the house, let them ask their own husbands; for it is shameful for women to speak in the assembly. (1 Corinthians 14:35 [ABP])

Because as the law says,

Women should remain silent in the assemblies… as the law says. (1 Corinthians 14:34 [MODIFIED-NIV])

In accordance with the curse against Adam’s wife for her transgression, which is mentioned in the law, a woman comes into submission to a man when she marries a man, hence,

To the woman he said, “…Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16 [NIV])

And so, the Greek word used for “women” in 1 Corinthians, which is “guné”, is the same Greek word used for wives in this following passage in Ephesians, since the Greek word can refer to married or unmarried women depending on the context of the passage,

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Master. (Ephesians 5:22 [MODIFIED-NIV])

As such, a wife demonstrates submission to her husband by being quiet,

A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. (1 Timothy 2:11 [ABP])

And by not teaching or assuming authority over or in place of her own man, since out of the two, her husband is the one that must assume authority,

I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. (1 Timothy 2:12-14 [NIV])

Yet as a wife, just as the husband suffers through painful toil and the sweat of his brow,

To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:17-19 [NIV])

So does the wife also suffer, but through child-bearing during her marriage to her husband,

But women will be saved through childbearing–if they continue in belief, love and set-apartness with propriety. (1 Timothy 2:15 [MODIFIED-NIV])

To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children…(Genesis 3:16 [NIV])

Yet if a woman does not marry and come under submission to a husband by becoming a wife, then she is free to speak in the assemblies as men are, because just as man was created in the image of God, so was woman created in the image of God,

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27 [NIV])

And just as woman came from man,

Then Yehovah God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. (Genesis 2:22 [MODIFIED-NIV])

So is man born of woman,

For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God. (1 Corinthians 11:12 [NIV])

And neither is man or woman is independent of the other,

Nevertheless, in the Master woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. (1 Corinthians 11:11 [MODIFIED-NIV])

And just as there is no distinction between Jew or Greek, there is also no distinction between male or female,

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in the Messiah Yeshuah.
(Galatians 3:28 [MODIFIED-ESV])

Yet since the Law of Moses still has not been abolished,

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. (Matthew 5:17 [NIV])

Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:19 [NIV])

Wives must still submit to their husbands with quietness in the assemblies of God,

 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Master. (Colossians 3:18 [MODIFIED-NIV])

Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, (1 Peter 3:1 [NIV])