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

  • 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.
  • Dirk
    Women are not supposed to preach, and those who misread and disagree are doing so to change the bible to suit their needs, please dont do that here, thats why you have people saying its ok to be a gay Christian, they are changing the bible to suit their personal needs
  • 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..

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