1 Timothy 2:8

“I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I will therefore that men pray euery where, lifting vp holy handes without wrath, and doubting.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I desire therefore that the men pray in every place, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and disputing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is my desire, then, that in every place men may give themselves to prayer, lifting up holy hands, without wrath or argument.
- Basic English Bible

I will therefore that the men pray in every place, lifting up pious hands, without wrath or reasoning.
- Darby Bible

I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
- Webster's Bible

So then I would have the men everywhere pray, lifting to God holy hands which are unstained with anger or strife;
- Weymouth Bible

I desire therefore that the men in every place pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and doubting.
- World English Bible

Therfor Y wole, that men preye in al place, liftinge vp clene hondis with outen wraththe and strijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

I wish, therefore, that men pray in every place, lifting up kind hands, apart from anger and reasoning;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 2:8


2:8 I will - A word strongly expressing his apostolical authority. Therefore - This particle connects the eighth with the first verse. That men pray in every place - Public and private. Wherever men are, there prayer should be. Lifting up holy hands - Pure from all known sin. Without wrath - In any kind, against any creature. And every temper or motion of our soul that is not according to love is wrath. And doubting - Which is contrary to faith. And wrath, or unholy actions, or want of faith in him we call upon, are the three grand hinderances of God's hearing our petitions. Christianity consists of faith and love, embracing truth and grace: therefore the sum of our wishes should be, to pray, and live, and die, without any wrath or doubt.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 2:8


1Ti 2:8 I will therefore that men pray. This refers back to 1Ti 2:1. Every where. In all places of public worship. Lifting up holy hands. This seems to indicate an attitude in prayer. The hands lifted up must be sanctified to holy deeds. Without wrath and doubting. Wrath would unfit for prayer. So would doubt; but the Greek word "dialogismos", rendered "doubting", is better rendered "disputing", as in the Revised Version.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 2

  • 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
  • Lu2677
    I am thankful that God has given me a heart to seek his wisdom, and not the wisdom of men.
    Those that walk in the light, love the light, they love words that edify. Those that walk in darkness, hate the light, they love words that destroy, and bring wrath.
  • Lu2677
    Genesis 3:15-19 Your response is very sad to me. Getting kicked out of the beautiful Garden, sweating over the ground (planting) death, pain in child birth, women desiring to rule over men, Verse says, God says he cursed Adam and Eve, and all of mankind born after them, (born in sin) death, is part of it. Yet, you say, God did not curse Adam and Eve. I guess you do not believe what God says.
  • A disciple
    The woman was not cursed, nor the man; but the serpent! Read the account again please! God listened to the confession and witness of Adam and his wife, and pronounced doom upon the serpent for what he had done; declaring that Christ would come in the flesh and "break his head" through His own sacrifice of Himself into the hands of the devil's seed. The ground was cursed; not the man nor his wife.
  • Lu2677
    Cheryl Dawn 1Timothy 2:14 "And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression." Genesis 3:17 He said to Adam,"because you have hearkened to the voice of the woman and ate of the tree,I commanded you not to eat".God cursed Eve because she allowed herself to be deceived,she followed Satan's deception instead of God's command. I hope scripture clears it up for you.
  • Ren
    1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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