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

  • Pastor Jim Hamilton
    For i have had to pray and ask for wisdom regarding many scriptures and there true meanings ! The hardest parts wasn't getting the wisdom it was living in today's world accepting the truth. Since the 1800's we have allowed the truth to be twisted to fit our on purpose in life. Timothy didn't make any mistakes in his teaching , we need to accept the truth.
  • Cecilia Keen
    My thoughts on this scripture are that God has always been and has always been a Spirit. His Spirit, the Holy Ghost, moved on Mary and she became with child. This fleshly body was Gods plan to be the ultimate sacrifice for our sins, for He dwelt in that body. Jesus was both God and man. He was the perfect, sinless sacrifice. The man Christ Jesus is our mediator. In the Old Testament God was known by different names. In the New Testament He became known as Jesus, our Saviour.
  • Danny
    Peace, Shalom, every ones comments are biblical so there is truth in every one of them. One truth that stands out is the book of John . In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Our lord and savior is like you said our mediator,our Lord, King of Kings and Lord of Lords . Praise God that he would send us such a gift as Almighty,,King Jesus. Praise God and all the wonderful things he does for the children of men. Peace and good will. Shalom
  • Yvonne
    Jesus told us to become like a baby, because they don't need hairsplitting theories of verses or subjects! They just want to understand the basic rule "Love" If we could just love our neighbour as ourself , The Lord and ourself we can come a long way , there wouldn't be discussions about hairsplitting subjects!! O boy, we just have to wait when we are united in heaven with Jesus to understand how simple it is, but we have made it sooooo complex.......LOVE!! because God is Love and we still don't understand it!! Look around in the world what we have done in the name of God, but which god they use to do their horrible acts? Jesus still wants to intermeddle , but we push Him aside and want to do it our way, .... look at the results!!
  • Dee
    1 Corinthians 11:3-15,
  • Deborah
    When Paul said I do not allow a women to teach nor usurp authority over the man , he is not talking about teaching pertaining to ministry in the church, because of Acts 2:17-18 . This is one of the most miss interpreted scriptures in the bible , Eve lead Adam into sin , Adam gave his authority to his wife , Paul is saying don't allow your wife to lead you or teach you husband against God's will.