1 Timothy 2:7

“Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an Apostle (I speake the trueth in Christ, and lie not) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and veritie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whereunto I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I speak the truth, I lie not), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And of this I became a preacher and an Apostle (what I say is true, not false,) and a teacher of the Gentiles in the true faith.
- Basic English Bible

to which *I* have been appointed a herald and apostle, (I speak [the] truth, I do not lie,) a teacher of [the] nations in faith and truth.
- Darby Bible

For which I am ordained a preacher and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
- Webster's Bible

and of which I have been appointed a herald and an Apostle (I am speaking the truth: it is not a fiction), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
- Weymouth Bible

to which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth in Christ, not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
- World English Bible

in which Y am set a prechour and an apostle. For Y seye treuthe, and Y lie not, that am a techere of hethene men in feith and in treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

in regard to which I was set a preacher and apostle -- truth I say in Christ, I do not lie -- a teacher of nations, in faith and truth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 2:7


1Ti 2:7 Whereunto. To testify of this ransom. I am ordained a preacher. Appointed "a herald" (Revised Version, margin). And an apostle. An apostle also, with the authority of an apostle. I speak the truth in Christ, [and] lie not. The Judaizers denied his apostleship. Hence this special affirmation.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 2

  • Wayne
    Mark, take a look at Romans 9. Vessels unto honor, dishonor.
  • Irene123
    "..... women to keep silence in the church ..... " Paul's words were NOT his, but God's. Paul prayed about what He wrote and God moved on his mind. It's the same with pastors. Aquila did the 'preaching'-IF they had a church in their home Pricilla was his 'helpmeet'. Lydia let Paul, other men use her home to preach.
  • Irene123
    To Sheila, 6 21 '15 - the donkey wasn't preaching from God's Word you're fighting against God. "No one but God will close my mouth" you're tempting God, be careful Sheila - please: you are loved ................
  • Irene123
    Aquila, Pricilla They were 'teaching' one person not preaching in a church. They were 'witnessing'. Apollos NEEDED their expounding on the truth of Jesus because he was doing some harm otherwise they would have left him alone.
  • Irene123
    To be on this site where others are truly needing help - and then to say things like, "you wicked people" - is an awful thing. There are people that are in depression and despair and that does not help.
  • Mike
    The scripture is plain clear. Public teaching of women where men are present is what the Apostle Paul is talking about. There's lots of work for a woman in the Church. Only this one is reserved for men. Must we argue with God?

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