1 Timothy 1:1

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Paul an Apostle of Iesus Christ by the commaundement of God our Sauiour, & Lord Iesus Christ which is our hope,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, {who is} our hope,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Saviour, and Christ Jesus our hope;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, by the order of God our Saviour and Christ Jesus our hope;
- Basic English Bible

Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ, according to [the] command of God our Saviour, and of Christ Jesus our hope,
- Darby Bible

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, who is our hope;
- Webster's Bible

Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God our Saviour and Christ Jesus our hope:
- Weymouth Bible

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and Christ Jesus our hope;
- World English Bible

Poul, apostle `of Jhesu Crist, bi the comaundement of God oure sauyour, and of Jhesu Crist oure hope,
- Wycliffe Bible

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to a command of God our Saviour, and of the Lord Jesus Christ our hope,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 1:1


1:1 Paul an apostle - Familiarity is to be set aside where the things of God are concerned. According to the commandment of God - The authoritative appointment of God the Father. Our Saviour - So styled in many other places likewise, as being the grand orderer of the whole scheme of our salvation. And Christ our hope - That is, the author, object, and ground, of all our hope.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 1:1


1Ti 1:1 The Work Assigned to Timothy SUMMARY OF I TIMOTHY 1: Greetings. Why Timothy Was Left at Ephesus. The True Object of the Commandment. Whom the Law Affects. Paul's Call to the Apostleship. Hymenaeus and Alexander. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ. As one object of this letter was to strengthen Timothy's authority, Paul writes as an apostle. By the commandment of God. See Ro 16:26. As the Judaizing opposers tried to show that Paul was inferior to Peter and the other apostles, he often recalls the fact that his appointment came not from them, and that he was independent of them. The Lord sent him to the Gentiles, as they were sent to the Jews (Ac 9:15).

Discussion for 1 Timothy 1

  • Lilian
    Jesus always considered a woman to preach the good news . John 4.7 He even spoke the Samaritan woman on the will and ask a water to drink. Jesus told her He who drinks my living water will never be thirsty. Living water represents God's words that needs to be obeyed. Mary Magdalene was true apostle in Jesus she is a witness to his crucifixion and his resurrection. JESUS choose her to represent
  • Breeze
    A woman cannot pastor. One of the biblical requirements for a pastor is to "be the husband of one wife." Also, in 1 Tim. 2:12, a woman is not to be in authority over a man. In Ephesians 5, wives are asked to submit to their husbands. This does not mean that we are not equal to men, but our roles are different and we are created to fulfill different roles than men. Hope this helps.
  • Donnell Williams
    No.Please read 1Tim.3:1-13 and Titus2:1-8.
  • JP
    As far as the debate over women teaching and preaching, I think we can safely say that decision's been made. Read the next chapter versus 12, 13 and 14..
  • Adam
    No, women should not be in a position to usurp the authority of a man.

    Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their
  • Nee NEE
    I do believe that women can pastor do a study on HULDAH, DEBRA, AND PHIILIPS (4) DAUGHTERS ALL OF WHOM WHERE
    PROPHETESS. ALSO A STUDY ON 1 COR 11:5 AND IF IT WAS NOT FOR A WOMAN THERE WOULD BE NO MAN PASTOR
    AND THEN DO A STUDY ON GEN. WHEN TWO ARE MARRIED THEY BECOME ONE....
    FOR A WOMEN TO BE SILENT IN CHURCH THE GREEK WORD FOR SILENCE IS CHATTER.THAT PERTAINS TO EVERYONE MALE OR FEMALE....

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