1 Timothy 2:5

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Timothy 2:5

For there is one God, and one Mediatour betweene God and men, the man Christ Iesus,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For there is one God, {and} one mediator also between God and men, {the} man Christ Jesus,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For there is one God, one mediator also between God and men, `himself' man, Christ Jesus,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For there is one God and one peacemaker between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
- Basic English Bible

For God is one, and [the] mediator of God and men one, [the] man Christ Jesus,
- Darby Bible

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
- Webster's Bible

For there is but one God and but one Mediator between God and men--Christ Jesus, Himself man;
- Weymouth Bible

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
- World English Bible

For o God and a mediatour is of God and of men, a man Crist Jhesus,
- Wycliffe Bible

for one [is] God, one also [is] mediator of God and of men, the man Christ Jesus,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Timothy 2:5

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 2:5


2:5 For - The fourth verse is proved by the fifth; the first, by the fourth. There is one God - And they who have not him, through the one Mediator, have no God. One mediator also - We could not rejoice that there is a God, were there not a mediator also; one who stands between God and men, to reconcile man to God, and to transact the whole affair of our salvation. This excludes all other mediators, as saints and angels, whom the Papists set up and idolatrously worship as such: just as the heathens of old set up many mediators, to pacify their superior gods. The man - Therefore all men are to apply to this mediator, who gave himself for all.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 2:5


1Ti 2:5 For [there is] one God. One God of all men, not many gods. Hence the One God desires equally the salvation of all his creatures. And one mediator between God and men. For all men. The gospel scheme is universal. The man Christ Jesus. Taking upon himself manhood in order to be the Savior of all men.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 2:5

  • CARL JUNG - in Reply on 1 Timothy 2:5
    I like what you wrote.

    Evidently, some decide to divide the apostles, gospels, and old testament. By this they apply the long suffering and grace of God which is given to the poor of his people (Fatherless and widows) to the rest of those made just and righteous. We are purged through the remission of sins, given to us by the offering of Jesus Christ himself. Now, he is able to have compassion to those out of the way and afar off.

    Moreover, the simplicity of the gospel speaks of how one may have faith by believing God sent Jesus and that he came from God. Being freely justified we are forewarned to walk in the truth. We are ordained unto good works. The branch that withers may fall as did the Jews before, so that they were cut off by unbelief. It is not whether you are truly saved, but that you do just judgement, delight in mercy, and walk humbly with your God (Micah). And, the just shall live by his faith (Habbakuk). He will perform his promise to Abraham who believed and also perform the truth to Jacob(Micah). We are all one body and Jacob dwells in Samaria and Jerusalem.

    Let us not set a brother at naught and despise the long suffering of God. Also, let us take heed to Peter in his second book. There he mentioned Paul and his explanation of the gospel as the long suffering of God, which brings salvation, but many will be led away by the error of the wicked. God is able to make us pass under his rod and root out the rebels (Ezekiel). He is not willing that any should perish and he has sealed us with the spirit of promise. He is able to present us blameless before God, even his children that are cast out and whose flesh is eaten by the haughty man. The least shall be the greatest, so every man shall live by his faith.
  • Carleton - in Reply on 1 Timothy 2:5
    Good morning Carl, I like what you have written. It is the Spirit behind what is being written that also counts. Christians do need to prove the spirit of the lives and words of other Christians so that God in Jesus by his Holy Spirit can refine us as brethren and make us alike enough to be a light and witness to others by example. This website is a place of words, even quoting the Bible very well and to the letter has a weakness and that weakness is that we the reader and the professor of Peace in Jesus Christ can not see the peace, grace, joy and freedom in each other's lives as our neighbors see us.

    :)
  • Carl - in Reply on 1 Timothy 2:5
    May they hear the true words. Glory be to the Father and son forever, and so let the holy ghost be glorified in us. amen!
  • Carleton - in Reply on 1 Timothy 2:5
    Amen, Thank you Carl!
  • Carl - in Reply on 1 Timothy 2:5
    May they hear the true words. Glory be to the Father and son forever, and so let the holy ghost be glorified in us. amen!
  • Onyekachukwu Ogechi Levinus Alaka on 1 Timothy 2:5
    There is one mediator, Christ. The Holy Spirit is referred to as the parakletos, the Comforter. It is the guide, leading us into all truth. Comforter means "one who goes alongside." If this were a personality, then one would begin to think that it is in a position somewhere between us and the Father. But the Bible makes o mention of anything of the kind. There is only one between us and God, and that One is the Son.

    This is similar in form to I Corinthians 11:3, which shows that, of the Deities above us, only One stands between us and God the Father, that is, God the Son. This means that not even the Holy Spirit, sent to us as a Comforter, is a mediator.

    If the Holy Spirit were God (equal to the Father and the Son), it would be an affront of the highest order to exclude "Him" from an intermediary role between us and the Father-especially when we consider that the Bible assigns us, mere human beings, an intercessory role between others and the Father. By prayer we are to intercede before the Father for one another, which is a form of mediation. We go to the Father in behalf of our brothers and sisters who are undergoing trial, difficulty, sickness, or whatever. The Holy Spirit is excluded from this role because it is not a personality, yet we are given it because we are personalities.
  • Isabelle haupt on 1 Timothy 2:5
    it 's referring to positions the first man to do God 's will sinned, the last man Jesus had to complete it. Gen. 6th day man was created. Adam was formed later to do God 's will to the creation men women, it doesn 't mean he was the first man. Christ certainly wasn 't the last man.
  • MockingBird on 1 Timothy 2:5
    Truly there is one God : the only way that I can get to God is through Jesus Christ and the blood that He shed for me and only on His merits that He wrought for me to be able to get to my God. I cannot approach God on my merits and my blood or on any good work that I do. Take the word of God at face value and quit trying to dissect it into something His word does not say. You have to have scripture to back up scripture.
  • AMEN JAY on 1 Timothy 2:5
    OUR LORD JESUS IS THE TRUTH,THE WAY ALSO THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD,NO BODY CAN REACH GOD EXECPT VIA HIM.
  • Brianna on 1 Timothy 2:5
    2 points I take away from this. ONE this proves to me that we only pray in Jesus name. Praying to or through saints are not backed in the Bible. Only Jesus is the mediator. TWO This highlights how God and Jesus are not the same. God is a separate entity. Jesus plays the role in which mankind can approach God. If Jesus were God, then there would not be a need for a mediator, cause essentially you are going directly to God anyway.


 

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