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

  • 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.