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 2:5

  • Isabelle haupt for verse 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 for verse 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 for verse 5
    OUR LORD JESUS IS THE TRUTH,THE WAY ALSO THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD,NO BODY CAN REACH GOD EXECPT VIA HIM.
  • Brianna for verse 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.
  • He is the son of God so he is the mediator. That's all.
  • Michael Ugochukwu Mbuko for verse 5
    No matter what, all we have is one God. No Shiva, or whatever but just one God and one mediator. No Mary or whatsoever but Jesus Christ. Praise God.