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

  • Peter Sethibe
    The Bible has been written in such a way to confuse scholars, who questioned and correct God.To expose the false versions claiming to be the Bible, to conceal truth from those who do not deserve it and to deceive skeptics coming with preconceived ideas. The heading of the scripture is pure and simple "Men and women in the Church". (Not mankind).Reading 100 versions won't help anyone to understand.
  • Solomon
    Women are not to teach or to usurp authority over the man, no she can not be the pastor of a church , no she can not teach men for in all these things are positions of authority . She can teach women groups or children but God wants his house to be decent and in order. For Adam was first formed then Eve.And Adam was not deceived but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
  • Mercy kilach
    Peter relation to today's world is true....and so men and women are ongoin with the practices in different churches that are against God and for them to saved thdy must repent their wicked ways Amen.
  • Marie
    I believe there is an order of things, not to discredit anyone, but Jesus would want each of us to be faithful and obedient to the Word of God. I believe all things are possible in God who strengthens us
  • Roddy
    98%of the time when the bible references men, it is generally understood to mean mankind. Meaning men and women. Different versions state...and give gifts to people. (instead of men) to include women. mankind. it is good to read different versions of the same scriptures for more clarity. Message should be same...words easier to understand.
  • Lynn
    Gifts given to men means everyone. It's like saying mankind. At least that's what I believe.

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