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

  • Irene123
    To AIM - Jer. 35:19; Eze. 22:30; God is not unreasonable; we can reason with him. Deborah was chosen because there was no man to stand in the gap, but God's preference was for a man. Deborah was a PROPHETESS, like Anna of Luke. In Judges 4:6 Deborah rebukes Barak, the armies leader for not doing God's will. So God told her to go with him - if that was the only way He could get His will done.
  • Irene123
    To Breeze - THANK-YOU so much for pointing out the scripture on pastors, bishops are to have one wife. I've known women weren't to usurp authority, but hadn't noticed this scripture. It makes it so OBVIOUS!!
    Pastors, etc. ".....are to have one WIFE;" not pastors, etc. are to have one HUSBAND. I can't thank you enough for knowing who Jesus is.
  • Mark verrell
    these words are astounding MIRACULOUS INSPIRING HOPE FILLED (when one reads of the reactions of some in society who offer nothing other than worse retribution and punishment to the everyday occurrences of crimes described in these passages 1 Timothy 8-11 IT IS AWESOME THE HOPE IN THESE SCRIPTURES
  • Jtg
    I have woman in my church who peach and teach ,to said this all my church is woman ,two men . I think we have to use what GOD give us
  • Silvia
    There is no doubt that the womens role as a Christian is different to the mens. There are many references to confirm this in the Bible. Surely Eve was made different to Adam for a reason surely if the roles where the same we would look and be the same? Why is this so diffucult to understand for some women?
  • Aim
    God using a woman does not mean she usurps authority over a man. God does have an order and provides a covering for the woman. Deborah was judge over the "sons of Israel." Does not a judge have authority? Does not a judge have authority to render sentencing and did not those who hear go into battle at the word given through Deborah by God? Don't presume to counsel God.

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