1 Timothy 1:15

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

This is a faithfull saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Iesus came into the world to saue sinners, of whom I am chiefe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost {of all.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief:
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is a true saying, in which all may put their faith, that Christ Jesus came into the world to give salvation to sinners, of whom I am the chief:
- Basic English Bible

Faithful [is] the word, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom *I* am [the] first.
- Darby Bible

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
- Webster's Bible

Faithful is the saying, and deserving of universal acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; among whom I stand foremost.
- Weymouth Bible

The saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
- World English Bible

A trewe word and worthi al resseyuyng, for Crist Jhesu cam in to this world to make synful men saaf, of whiche Y am the firste.
- Wycliffe Bible

stedfast [is] the word, and of all acceptation worthy, that Christ Jesus came to the world to save sinners -- first of whom I am;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 1:15


1:15 This is a faithful saying - A most solemn preface. And worthy of all acceptation - Well deserving to be accepted, received, embraced, with all the faculties of our whole soul. That Christ - Promised. Jesus - Exhibited. Came into the world to save sinners - All sinners, without exception.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 1:15


1Ti 1:15 This [is] a faithful saying. That Christ came to save sinners. Paul, a sinner saved, was a proof that the saying was faithful. Of whom I am chief. Because he had sinned so grievously in persecuting Christ. He was a great sinner saved.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 1

  • 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....
  • Ann moore
    that is between her and God
  • Nolan
    No, women are not to be pastors in the New Testament. Every time you find mention of a bishop (1 Timothy 3:1-9; Titus 1:7) it is referring to a male. Even when you read the postscript on some of the epistles it will list the bishop's name and it is always a male. God has set forth an order in the home and the church (1 Cor. 11:3). The only commandment for women to teach is found in Titus 2:3.
  • Neenee
    Women can be pastors God used women all throughout the Bible. Example. Debra..do a study on her...
  • Mamie Fluker
    No a woman can not be a pastor because a pastor is over a church.1 Timothy 2;12 But I suffer not a woman to teach,nor to usurp authority over the man,but to be in silence.In our church we can preach with the permission of man,but we have no women pastors in our church.The man is head of woman and God is the head of man.God bless you.

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