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 2:1

  • Edwin Muir for verse 1
    Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. HE our gracious,merciful,holy FATHER and LORD Is 1:18 Beautifully reasonable as we are Kings and Priests in training to reign with our LORD and CHRIST , JESUS .Prov 8:30,31.KJV says it best. GOD KEPT AND KEEPS HIS WORD.SOME High minded patented bitter,even dangerous versions,eg:NIV,NLT on Jer 23:33 on they remove A MERCIFULLY severe warning not to sow confusion re our GODS ALMIGHTY CHARACTER. HE THE BURDEN BEARER , OMNISCIENT AND OF INFINITE UNDERSTANDING.Usurper s Excuse is that some cant handle the grammar used in a supposed age of better education and enlightenment.Waiting trustingly on GOD will bring revelation as HE speaks through the Word and blessing as we obey. Acts 5:32 , 1 John 2:24 OBEY THE EXHORTATIONS :FIRST OF ALL and be blessed,with persecutions:- Ps 116:12,13 and Prov 8:30,31 KJV our Joyous inheritance.1 Cor 14:4,5 and 31 ,Ephes 4:16, Gal 6:6 our 1 Peter 1:22 service.And G BU in it Amen.
  • Roseline Olugbenga for verse 1
    Whenever believers meet to pray, we should first pray and intercede in sincere passion for people who are going through divers challenges. Secondly for our leaders, nation and church then lastly for ourselves.

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