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 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

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

  • Ren
    1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
  • A disciple
    Lu2677; If I may? I think a lot of people were uneducated, but that wasn't the reason women were forbidden to teach and to dominate the men, but to be under obedience and to keep silence. The modern culture of some western countries, who have become spiritual adulteresses; congratulate themselves for things that are abomination to God, and STILL forbidden! But who dares say anything these days?
  • Lu2677
    1 Tim.2:9"shamefacedness" is a noun; quality,concept, a state of being. A plural noun in this context for women professing godliness,use discernment. The opposite is:unrepentant,brazen,blameless, innocent.In the same verse is "sobriety", in the context of the verse it is related to;forbearance,restraint,discipline,self-control,seriousness. Doing what is right in the eyes of God.

  • Lu2677
    To answer the comment"women did not teach back then because they were not educated" 1 Timothy 2:11"let the women learn in silence with all subjection" (this is during assembly with the saints,during a time of learning" The reason Paul gives is: v.13 "For Adam was first formed then Eve" V. 14"And Adam was not deceived, but the women being deceived was in the transgression."
  • Lu2677
    1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived,but the woman that was deceived was in the transgression. Also, Ezekiel 14:7-10
  • Lu2677
    April,1Timothy2:9 "modest apparel". Modest=not showing too much of the body (skin),decent. V.10 But which becometh women professing godliness with good works" (A woman professing godliness would discern if her clothing would cause a man to look at her and lust, she would not want to cause someone to stumble. A "good conscience" would be careful not to "offend" as in Acts 24:16.