1 Timothy 1:8

“But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But we know that the Law is good, if a man vse it lawfully.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully,
- American Standard Version (1901)

We are conscious that the law is good, if a man makes a right use of it,
- Basic English Bible

Now we know that the law [is] good if any one uses it lawfully,
- Darby Bible

But we know that the law is good, if a man useth it lawfully;
- Webster's Bible

Now we know that the Law is good, if a man uses it in the way it should be used,
- Weymouth Bible

But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully,
- World English Bible

And we witen that the lawe is good, if ony man vse it lawefulli;
- Wycliffe Bible

and we have known that the law [is] good, if any one may use it lawfully;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 1:8


1:8 We grant the whole Mosaic law is good, answers excellent purposes, if a man use it in a proper manner. Even the ceremonial is good, as it points to Christ; and the moral law is holy, just, and good, on its own nature; and of admirable use both to convince unbelievers, and to guide believers in all holiness.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 1:8


1Ti 1:8 The law [is] good, if a man use it lawfully. Its object was not, however, to teach fables, and genealogies, and foolish fancies. The men he opposes asserted that the law was good, but made a wrong use of it.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 1

  • Ray321
    Galatians 2:7-8 7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter 8 For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles: Paul had a mission from Jesus himself to reach out to Gentiles and Peter to reach out to Jews.
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Paul is telling us who he was and not who he is after he got saved.

    1st Timothy 1:[12] And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
    [13] Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
  • Ray321
    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. How important is Paul to us in the Bible? The scriptures will tell us how important Paul is to the Gentiles. Paul is our Apostle for today.
  • Wayne
    Gal. 3:28, in Christ, there is neither male nor female, for we are all one in Christ.
  • Ray321
    Lucy gottlib, very well spoken. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17. We are all on this site for a reason, we all love the Lord . We are seeking for answers or just want to express ourselves to others in what we have learned, that is good. We must keep searching God until that day comes. We can only hope that people will find God. God bless you. ....
  • 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!!!

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