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

  • Brianna
    Vs. 3-4

    Today we are seeing mankind being divided by every possible means. Racism, though always there, is boldly showing itself to all. To fight against it , we must view people as Jehovah God does. He desires all men and women to come to the accurate knowledge of the scriptures, so that we all can be saved. Serving him faithfully and correctly is all that matters.
  • Regina
    you have to go to the next verse. Paul was writing a letter to the church in response to what had been told to him. People want to stop with verse 35 but you have to read verse 36. Paul was amazed that they thought this. 1 Corinthians 14 36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?
  • Afekhai
    There is no limitations to where one can pray. Glory to God
  • Irene123
    AMEN Ken Morton; Thank-you for that!!!
  • Monday omorodion
    I thank God for the privilege given to me to study this book of 1Thimothy 2 ,it really change my ways of life ,one ,the spirit of given and it make me to know how to pray ,not just for myself alone but also for others may his name be praise ,Amen
  • BSP
    Verse 9 encourages women to dress in a modest and respectable manner.

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