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

  • 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.