1 Timothy 2:4

“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who will haue all men to bee saued, and to come vnto the knowledge of the trueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who would have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whose desire is that all men may have salvation and come to the knowledge of what is true.
- Basic English Bible

who desires that all men should be saved and come to [the] knowledge of [the] truth.
- Darby Bible

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
- Webster's Bible

who is willing for all mankind to be saved and come to a full knowledge of the truth.
- Weymouth Bible

who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth.
- World English Bible

oure sauyour, that wole that alle men ben maad saaf, and that thei come to the knowyng of treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

who doth will all men to be saved, and to come to the full knowledge of the truth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 2:4


2:4 Who willeth seriously all men - Not a part only, much less the smallest part. To be saved - Eternally. This is treated of, #1Ti 2:5|,6. And, in order thereto, to come - They are not compelled. To the knowledge of the truth - Which brings salvation. This is treated of, #1Ti 2:6|,7.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 2:4


1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved. The Scriptures uniformly represent it as the divine will that all should come to life. But he does not will to save men irrespective of the conditions of salvation. They must, in order to be saved, come unto a knowledge of the truth. In other words, must hear, receive, and obey the gospel.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 2:4

  • God desires everyone to be saved. God does not predestinate some to hell. God gives us the choice to accept Jesus or reject Jesus and what Jesus did on the cross die to be the sacrifice for our sins. Jesus paid for my sins. I accept it. Now I need to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and not trod over his spilt blood carelessly. Lord Jesus help me when I fail you!
  • Larry brothers for verse 4
    thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven....if god wills all men to be saved then all men will be saved because eventually his will gets done on earth....the confusion in mainstream Christianity is that they don 't make the distinction between those who will be saved and those who will inherit the kingdom to live and reign with Christ on earth for 1000 years during which time all will come to the truth. Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is lord...If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is lord.....you will be saved....
  • Its a good guide. Do you have a phone version ????
  • Leonard van Dijk for verse 4
    is it: All men/people, or all mankind of people?

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