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 1:1

  • Jim Mc Govern for verse 1
    importance of trinity not to be overlooked- in this case God our Saviour means the Father who sent his Son Christ Jesus John 3:16 somewhere in scriptures, the gospels, Christ says, "I don't do things on my iniative, I do things I hear in heaven, not of myself, the Father's will not my will: I obey the Father who has given me complete authority to do so" for instance, in the Gethsamane garden Christ agonizes in prayer to the Father "that this tribulation cup pass from me", then submits to his Father's purpose "not my will but thy will be done", "even unto death" epistles of Hebrews and Romans the Father is the grand orderor of all things which Christ has full power to obediently implement Genesis 1:26 the Holy Ghost, too, a principal actor Genesis 1:2, Hebrews 9:14, Proverbs 9:2
  • Man. Why try to correct TheWord of God it will never happen. Just trust him n take him at his written word. By the way ,man can never write a Book that great n life changing . Amen face it ,Sin is our problem . Not God.

Bible Options