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1 Timothy 2:5

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For there is one God, and one Mediatour betweene God and men, the man Christ Iesus,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For there is one God, {and} one mediator also between God and men, {the} man Christ Jesus,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For there is one God, one mediator also between God and men, `himself' man, Christ Jesus,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For there is one God and one peacemaker between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
- Basic English Bible

For God is one, and [the] mediator of God and men one, [the] man Christ Jesus,
- Darby Bible

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
- Webster's Bible

For there is but one God and but one Mediator between God and men--Christ Jesus, Himself man;
- Weymouth Bible

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
- World English Bible

For o God and a mediatour is of God and of men, a man Crist Jhesus,
- Wycliffe Bible

for one [is] God, one also [is] mediator of God and of men, the man Christ Jesus,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 2:5

2:5 For - The fourth verse is proved by the fifth; the first, by the fourth. There is one God - And they who have not him, through the one Mediator, have no God. One mediator also - We could not rejoice that there is a God, were there not a mediator also; one who stands between God and men, to reconcile man to God, and to transact the whole affair of our salvation. This excludes all other mediators, as saints and angels, whom the Papists set up and idolatrously worship as such: just as the heathens of old set up many mediators, to pacify their superior gods. The man - Therefore all men are to apply to this mediator, who gave himself for all.

People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 2:5

1Ti 2:5 For [there is] one God. One God of all men, not many gods. Hence the One God desires equally the salvation of all his creatures. And one mediator between God and men. For all men. The gospel scheme is universal. The man Christ Jesus. Taking upon himself manhood in order to be the Savior of all men.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 2

  • Claude
    It's my understanding that this was written for that time , not to be confuse with who is teaching the gospel today. Paul speaks glowingly about those women who labored in the gospel and whose name is written in the book of life . He speaks of. those women who use their homes as churches , this had to be sanction by the Holy Ghost.
  • Edwin Muir for verse 1
    Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. HE our gracious,merciful,holy FATHER and LORD Is 1:18 Beautifully reasonable as we are Kings and Priests in training to reign with our LORD and CHRIST , JESUS .Prov 8:30,31.KJV says it best. GOD KEPT AND KEEPS HIS WORD.SOME High minded patented bitter,even dangerous versions,eg:NIV,NLT on Jer 23:33 on they remove A MERCIFULLY severe warning not to sow confusion re our GODS ALMIGHTY CHARACTER. HE THE BURDEN BEARER , OMNISCIENT AND OF INFINITE UNDERSTANDING.Usurper s Excuse is that some cant handle the grammar used in a supposed age of better education and enlightenment.Waiting trustingly on GOD will bring revelation as HE speaks through the Word and blessing as we obey. Acts 5:32 , 1 John 2:24 OBEY THE EXHORTATIONS :FIRST OF ALL and be blessed,with persecutions:- Ps 116:12,13 and Prov 8:30,31 KJV our Joyous inheritance.1 Cor 14:4,5 and 31 ,Ephes 4:16, Gal 6:6 our 1 Peter 1:22 service.And G BU in it Amen.
  • Anonymous for verse 12
    It always comes to man wanting to take Fathers word and change it If we go back a few hundred years and take heed of the old saints fear and trembling at Gods word that might instill in some of you wicked people what you will one day have to answer to What do you not comprehend about the clear and simple command of the scriptures? I do not ? Go against His command and you have broken them all
  • Sherri
    Sherri- I think we are to do as the word say keep ouiet, that,s one of the world,s biggest problem women don,t want to stay in place.
  • I sure don 't think we are supposed to fight for authority. We can be actively teaching in many areas. He said he is not suffering them, he is not putting the burden on them to fight for the right. Personally I don 't have an issue with this, everyone is in charge of something because we have different gifts and we should all bring them to the table to serve God not self.
  • S.Smith
    The context of Timothy 's words have to bear in mind the point in history when they were written. Women are much better teachers of children than men. Especially when it comes to literacy and social skilling. That is why there are a massive more female teachers in schools than male. Men as a whole lack the patience to teach in the modern world. Although there are some that can handle the stresses involved most lose the plot too easily. So Timorhy, who was probably correct at the time given that men always dumbed down women 's community standing was ultimately not able to account for 2000 years of civilisation structural advancement, and educational needs for a modern world. Doesn 't mean he wasn 't correct at the time.