1 Timothy 2:1

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I exhort therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giuing of thanks be made for all men:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties {and} prayers, petitions {and} thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, be made for all men;
- American Standard Version (1901)

My desire is, first of all, that you will make requests and prayers and give praise for all men;
- Basic English Bible

I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings be made for all men;
- Darby Bible

I exhort therefore, that first of all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men;
- Webster's Bible

I exhort then, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men;
- Weymouth Bible

I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks, be made for all men:
- World English Bible

Therfor Y biseche first of alle thingis, that bisechingis, preieris, axyngis, doyngis of thankyngis, ben maad for alle men,
- Wycliffe Bible

I exhort, then, first of all, there be made supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, for all men:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 2:1


2:1 I exhort therefore - Seeing God is so gracious. In this chapter he gives directions, With regard to public prayers With regard to doctrine. Supplication is here the imploring help in time of need: prayer is any kind of offering up our desires to God. But true prayer is the vehemency of holy zeal, the ardour of divine love, arising from a calm, undisturbed soul, moved upon by the Spirit of God. Intercession is prayer for others. We may likewise give thanks for all men, in the full sense of the word, for that God willeth all men to be saved, and Christ is the Mediator of all.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 2:1


1Ti 2:1 Directions Concerning Public Worship SUMMARY OF I TIMOTHY 2: Prayers for Rulers. The Will of God That All Should Be Saved. How Men Must Pray. Concerning the Dress of Women at Worship. Concerning Women Teaching. Therefore I exhort. This chapter contains some directions concerning public worship. First of all. Paul probably means that, first in order, prayers should be offered for all men, etc. So says Conybeare and Howson, and many others. Thus should the worship open. Supplication, prayers, intercessions. It is difficult to distinguish between these three words. Plumptree says, ``Perhaps the idea in "supplication" is that of want; in "prayers" that of solemn devotion; and in "intercessions" that of individual petitions to God.''

Discussion for 1 Timothy 2

  • Ray321
    7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. Paul an Apostle, Preacher and a Teacher of the Gentiles in this evil age we live in. Reading all of Paul's epistle is very interesting and makes the Bible more clear to understand.
  • Steve morrow
    1 TIMOTHY 2:5 FOR THERE IS ONE GOD AND --- ONE MEDIATOR --- BETWEEN GOD AND MEN THE MAN JESUS CHRIST HEBREWS 8:6 BUT NOW HATH HE OBTAINED A MORE EXCELLENT MINISTRY BY HOW MUCH ALSO HE IS THE MEDIATOR OF A BETTER COVENANT WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED UPON BETTER PROMISES HEBREWS 7:12 FOR THE PRIESTHOOD BEING CHANGED THERE IS MADE OF NECESSITY A CHANGE ALSO OF THE LAW
  • Lu2677
    I am thankful that God has given me a heart to seek his wisdom, and not the wisdom of men.
    Those that walk in the light, love the light, they love words that edify. Those that walk in darkness, hate the light, they love words that destroy, and bring wrath.
  • Lu2677
    Genesis 3:15-19 Your response is very sad to me. Getting kicked out of the beautiful Garden, sweating over the ground (planting) death, pain in child birth, women desiring to rule over men, Verse says, God says he cursed Adam and Eve, and all of mankind born after them, (born in sin) death, is part of it. Yet, you say, God did not curse Adam and Eve. I guess you do not believe what God says.
  • A disciple
    The woman was not cursed, nor the man; but the serpent! Read the account again please! God listened to the confession and witness of Adam and his wife, and pronounced doom upon the serpent for what he had done; declaring that Christ would come in the flesh and "break his head" through His own sacrifice of Himself into the hands of the devil's seed. The ground was cursed; not the man nor his wife.
  • Lu2677
    Cheryl Dawn 1Timothy 2:14 "And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression." Genesis 3:17 He said to Adam,"because you have hearkened to the voice of the woman and ate of the tree,I commanded you not to eat".God cursed Eve because she allowed herself to be deceived,she followed Satan's deception instead of God's command. I hope scripture clears it up for you.

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