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

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Man saved or lost CANT tell you to preach or not to preach. God told me to tract I want to pastor instead. The holy ghost is not in me pastoring it's tracting. I OPEN THE DOOR AND NO MAN CAN SHUT IT I CLOSE THE DOOR AND NO MAN CAN OPEN IT. One way or another you WILL do what God calls you to do
  • A disciple
    Renna; All of Paul's writings were the Word of God and the Spirit speaking through him. We cannot say, This was Paul speaking, and this was God speaking; and so think that one we can leave as man's opinion and the other as God's command. We should not be overreaching through this Word; for women may certainly preach and prophesy and sing their poetry to praise the LORD; but not dominate the men!
  • Renna Damon
    Who is the 'I' in vs. 12? When in the chapter did Paul begin to speak for God? I do not wish to preach but I am called to teach. My pastor has informed me that I can not teach in our church because of this scripture. He also said that I may not read the poetry God has given me because it is preaching. I can sing it but I can't read it. reply p
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Amen
  • BSP
    Verse 14: Adam was not deceived, but he willingly disobeyed Jehovah God and ate the forbidden fruit.
  • 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

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