1 Timothy 1:1

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Paul an Apostle of Iesus Christ by the commaundement of God our Sauiour, & Lord Iesus Christ which is our hope,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, {who is} our hope,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Saviour, and Christ Jesus our hope;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, by the order of God our Saviour and Christ Jesus our hope;
- Basic English Bible

Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ, according to [the] command of God our Saviour, and of Christ Jesus our hope,
- Darby Bible

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, who is our hope;
- Webster's Bible

Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God our Saviour and Christ Jesus our hope:
- Weymouth Bible

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and Christ Jesus our hope;
- World English Bible

Poul, apostle `of Jhesu Crist, bi the comaundement of God oure sauyour, and of Jhesu Crist oure hope,
- Wycliffe Bible

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to a command of God our Saviour, and of the Lord Jesus Christ our hope,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 1:1


1:1 Paul an apostle - Familiarity is to be set aside where the things of God are concerned. According to the commandment of God - The authoritative appointment of God the Father. Our Saviour - So styled in many other places likewise, as being the grand orderer of the whole scheme of our salvation. And Christ our hope - That is, the author, object, and ground, of all our hope.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 1:1


1Ti 1:1 The Work Assigned to Timothy SUMMARY OF I TIMOTHY 1: Greetings. Why Timothy Was Left at Ephesus. The True Object of the Commandment. Whom the Law Affects. Paul's Call to the Apostleship. Hymenaeus and Alexander. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ. As one object of this letter was to strengthen Timothy's authority, Paul writes as an apostle. By the commandment of God. See Ro 16:26. As the Judaizing opposers tried to show that Paul was inferior to Peter and the other apostles, he often recalls the fact that his appointment came not from them, and that he was independent of them. The Lord sent him to the Gentiles, as they were sent to the Jews (Ac 9:15).

Discussion for 1 Timothy 1

  • Lucy gottlieb
    Steve morrow you know why the law is not made for people of faith? Because the just live by faith. If the spirit of G-D is leading you he will never lead you into sin. That is why I believe a man can walk in perfection. If Jesus said, "be ye perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect." It must be possible...consider yourself dead but alive unto the L-RD!!!
  • Steve morrow
    1 TIM 1:9 KNOW ING THIS THAT THE LAW IS NOT MADE FOR A RIGHTEOUS MAN BUT FOR THE LAWLESS AND DISOBEDIENT FOR THE UNGODLY AND FOR SINNERS FOR UNHOLY..... 10 FOR WHOREMONGERS FOR THEM THAT DEFILE THEMSELVES WITH MANKIND FOR MENSTEALERS FOR LIARS FOR PERJURED PERSONS AND IF THERE BE ANY OTHER THING THAT IS COTRARY TO SOUND DOCTRINE 11 ACCORDING TO THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF THE BLESSED GOD .....
  • Irene123
    To AIM - God HAD to use Deborah - because there was no man to stand in the gap. The time of the judges was Israel's lowest - as far as 'men of God' were concerned. They were not to have judges - God was their judge. They were not to have a king (Saul, etc.). but they were God's chosen and He loved them, so He went along with them AT TIMES, but they paid for all their faithlessness. cont.
  • Irene123
    To AIM - Jer. 35:19; Eze. 22:30; God is not unreasonable; we can reason with him. Deborah was chosen because there was no man to stand in the gap, but God's preference was for a man. Deborah was a PROPHETESS, like Anna of Luke. In Judges 4:6 Deborah rebukes Barak, the armies leader for not doing God's will. So God told her to go with him - if that was the only way He could get His will done.
  • Irene123
    To Breeze - THANK-YOU so much for pointing out the scripture on pastors, bishops are to have one wife. I've known women weren't to usurp authority, but hadn't noticed this scripture. It makes it so OBVIOUS!!
    Pastors, etc. ".....are to have one WIFE;" not pastors, etc. are to have one HUSBAND. I can't thank you enough for knowing who Jesus is.
  • Mark verrell
    these words are astounding MIRACULOUS INSPIRING HOPE FILLED (when one reads of the reactions of some in society who offer nothing other than worse retribution and punishment to the everyday occurrences of crimes described in these passages 1 Timothy 8-11 IT IS AWESOME THE HOPE IN THESE SCRIPTURES

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