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

  • Steve morrow
    1 TIMOTHY2:11 let the woman learn in silence with all subjection-2:12-but I suffer not a woman to teach nor to usurp authority over the man but to be in silence 2 TIMOTHY 4:1 now the spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils PHILIPPIANS 2:21 for all seek their own not the things which be JESUS CHRISTS
  • 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

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