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

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS-- I SAY -- THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED JAMES 1:7 FOR LET NOT THAT MAN THINK THAT HE SHALL RECEIVE ANYTHING OF THE LORD --1:8-- A DOUBLE MINDED MAN IS UNSTABLE IN ALL HIS WAYS 1 CORINTHIANS 2:16 FOR WHO HATH KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD THAT HE MAY INSTRUCT HIM --- BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST ---
  • A disciple
    "Comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, warn the unruly..." Luke 13:23-29 the Lord declares plainly, as in MANY, MANY places; that not everyone who says to Him, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father." Not the hearers are justified, but the doers! God is not tricked by lip service! If any man have not the Spirit of Christ he is none of His.
  • Steve morrow
    REV 22:18-FOR I TESTIFY-UNTO EVERYMAN THAT HEARETH THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK IF ANY MAN-SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK-22:19-AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKEAWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY GOD SHALL TAKEAWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OFLIFE AND OUTOF THE HOLY CITY AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:9 AS THE FATHER HATH LOVED ME SO HAVE I LOVED YOU CONTINUE YOU IN MY LOVE --15:10-- IF KEEP MY -- COMMANDMENTS YOU SHALL ABIDE IN MY LOVE EVEN AS I HAVE KEPT MY FATHERS COMMANDMENTS AND ABIDE IN HIS LOVE 1 CORINTHIANS 16:22 --IF ANY MAN -- LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ANATHEMA MARANATHA
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:21 AND YOU THAT WERE SOMETIME ALIENATED AND ENEMIES IN YOUR MIND BY WICKED WORKS YET NOW HATH HE RECONCILED --1:22-- IN THE BODY OF HIS FLESH THROUGH DEATH TO PRESENT YOU HOLY AND UNBLAMEABLE AND UNREPROVEABLE IN HIS SIGHT
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:23 --- IF YOU CONTINUE --- IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU AVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER

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