1 Timothy 2:4

“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who will haue all men to bee saued, and to come vnto the knowledge of the trueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who would have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whose desire is that all men may have salvation and come to the knowledge of what is true.
- Basic English Bible

who desires that all men should be saved and come to [the] knowledge of [the] truth.
- Darby Bible

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
- Webster's Bible

who is willing for all mankind to be saved and come to a full knowledge of the truth.
- Weymouth Bible

who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth.
- World English Bible

oure sauyour, that wole that alle men ben maad saaf, and that thei come to the knowyng of treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

who doth will all men to be saved, and to come to the full knowledge of the truth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 2:4


2:4 Who willeth seriously all men - Not a part only, much less the smallest part. To be saved - Eternally. This is treated of, #1Ti 2:5|,6. And, in order thereto, to come - They are not compelled. To the knowledge of the truth - Which brings salvation. This is treated of, #1Ti 2:6|,7.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 2:4


1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved. The Scriptures uniformly represent it as the divine will that all should come to life. But he does not will to save men irrespective of the conditions of salvation. They must, in order to be saved, come unto a knowledge of the truth. In other words, must hear, receive, and obey the gospel.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 2

  • Diana Venable
    We as women should be teaching our children and teaching each other. Gods word is very plain he said a women can not teach a man anything. So let's stop trying to do everything that men do. We have so much work to do all ready!
  • Cecilia Keen
    My thoughts on this scripture are that God has always been and has always been a Spirit. His Spirit, the Holy Ghost, moved on Mary and she became with child. This fleshly body was Gods plan to be the ultimate sacrifice for our sins, for He dwelt in that body. Jesus was both God and man. He was the perfect, sinless sacrifice. The man Christ Jesus is our mediator. In the Old Testament God was known by different names. In the New Testament He became known as Jesus, our Saviour.
  • Danny
    Peace, Shalom, every ones comments are biblical so there is truth in every one of them. One truth that stands out is the book of John . In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Our lord and savior is like you said our mediator,our Lord, King of Kings and Lord of Lords . Praise God that he would send us such a gift as Almighty,,King Jesus. Praise God and all the wonderful things he does for the children of men. Peace and good will. Shalom
  • Yvonne
    Jesus told us to become like a baby, because they don't need hairsplitting theories of verses or subjects! They just want to understand the basic rule "Love" If we could just love our neighbour as ourself , The Lord and ourself we can come a long way , there wouldn't be discussions about hairsplitting subjects!! O boy, we just have to wait when we are united in heaven with Jesus to understand how simple it is, but we have made it sooooo complex.......LOVE!! because God is Love and we still don't understand it!! Look around in the world what we have done in the name of God, but which god they use to do their horrible acts? Jesus still wants to intermeddle , but we push Him aside and want to do it our way, .... look at the results!!
  • Dee
    1 Corinthians 11:3-15,
  • Deborah
    When Paul said I do not allow a women to teach nor usurp authority over the man , he is not talking about teaching pertaining to ministry in the church, because of Acts 2:17-18 . This is one of the most miss interpreted scriptures in the bible , Eve lead Adam into sin , Adam gave his authority to his wife , Paul is saying don't allow your wife to lead you or teach you husband against God's will.

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