1 Timothy 1:20

“Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander, whome I haue deliuered vnto Satan, that they may learne not to blaspheme.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I delivered unto Satan, that they might be taught not to blaspheme.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Such are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have given up to Satan, so that they may say no more evil words against God.
- Basic English Bible

of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may be taught by discipline not to blaspheme.
- Darby Bible

Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander; whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
- Webster's Bible

Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan so that they may be taught not to blaspheme.
- Weymouth Bible

of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I delivered to Satan, that they might be taught not to blaspheme.
- World English Bible

Of whiche is Ymeneus and Alisaundre, which Y bitook to Sathanas, that thei lerne `to not blasfeme.
- Wycliffe Bible

of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I did deliver to the Adversary, that they might be instructed not to speak evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 1:20


1:20 Whom - Though absent. I have delivered to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme - That by what they suffer they may be in some measure restrained, if they will not repent.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 1:20


1Ti 1:20 Hymenaeus. He is mentioned as a heretical teacher in 2Ti 2:17. Alexander. Of whom nothing is known. I have delivered unto Satan. Excommunicated. Compare 1Co 5:5.

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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