1 Timothy 1:8

“But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But we know that the Law is good, if a man vse it lawfully.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully,
- American Standard Version (1901)

We are conscious that the law is good, if a man makes a right use of it,
- Basic English Bible

Now we know that the law [is] good if any one uses it lawfully,
- Darby Bible

But we know that the law is good, if a man useth it lawfully;
- Webster's Bible

Now we know that the Law is good, if a man uses it in the way it should be used,
- Weymouth Bible

But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully,
- World English Bible

And we witen that the lawe is good, if ony man vse it lawefulli;
- Wycliffe Bible

and we have known that the law [is] good, if any one may use it lawfully;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 1:8


1:8 We grant the whole Mosaic law is good, answers excellent purposes, if a man use it in a proper manner. Even the ceremonial is good, as it points to Christ; and the moral law is holy, just, and good, on its own nature; and of admirable use both to convince unbelievers, and to guide believers in all holiness.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 1:8


1Ti 1:8 The law [is] good, if a man use it lawfully. Its object was not, however, to teach fables, and genealogies, and foolish fancies. The men he opposes asserted that the law was good, but made a wrong use of it.

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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