1 Timothy 1:17

“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now vnto þe king eternal, immortall, inuisible, the onely wise God, be honour and glory for euer & euer. Amen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, {be} honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, `be' honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now to the King eternal, ever-living, unseen, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. So be it.
- Basic English Bible

Now to the King of the ages, [the] incorruptible, invisible, only God, honour and glory to the ages of ages. Amen.
- Darby Bible

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, God the only wise, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
- Webster's Bible

Now to the immortal and invisible King of the Ages, who alone is God, be honour and glory to the Ages of the Ages! Amen.
- Weymouth Bible

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
- World English Bible

And to the king of worldis, vndeedli and vnvysible God aloone, be onour and glorie in to worldis of worldis. Amen.
- Wycliffe Bible

and to the King of the ages, the incorruptible, invisible, only wise God, [is] honour and glory -- to the ages of the ages! Amen.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 1:17


1:17 The King of eternity - A phrase frequent with the Hebrews. How unspeakably sweet is the thought of eternity to believers!


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 1:17


1Ti 1:17 Now unto the King. The remembrance of the great mercy to him causes him to break forth in praise. Compare Ro 16:25-27 1Ti 6:16. Eternal. King of the ages.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 1

  • 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....
  • 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...

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