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
    JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS-- I SAY -- THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED JAMES 1:7 FOR LET NOT THAT MAN THINK THAT HE SHALL RECEIVE ANYTHING OF THE LORD --1:8-- A DOUBLE MINDED MAN IS UNSTABLE IN ALL HIS WAYS 1 CORINTHIANS 2:16 FOR WHO HATH KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD THAT HE MAY INSTRUCT HIM --- BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST ---
  • A disciple
    "Comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, warn the unruly..." Luke 13:23-29 the Lord declares plainly, as in MANY, MANY places; that not everyone who says to Him, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father." Not the hearers are justified, but the doers! God is not tricked by lip service! If any man have not the Spirit of Christ he is none of His.
  • Steve morrow
    REV 22:18-FOR I TESTIFY-UNTO EVERYMAN THAT HEARETH THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK IF ANY MAN-SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK-22:19-AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKEAWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY GOD SHALL TAKEAWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OFLIFE AND OUTOF THE HOLY CITY AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:9 AS THE FATHER HATH LOVED ME SO HAVE I LOVED YOU CONTINUE YOU IN MY LOVE --15:10-- IF KEEP MY -- COMMANDMENTS YOU SHALL ABIDE IN MY LOVE EVEN AS I HAVE KEPT MY FATHERS COMMANDMENTS AND ABIDE IN HIS LOVE 1 CORINTHIANS 16:22 --IF ANY MAN -- LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ANATHEMA MARANATHA
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:21 AND YOU THAT WERE SOMETIME ALIENATED AND ENEMIES IN YOUR MIND BY WICKED WORKS YET NOW HATH HE RECONCILED --1:22-- IN THE BODY OF HIS FLESH THROUGH DEATH TO PRESENT YOU HOLY AND UNBLAMEABLE AND UNREPROVEABLE IN HIS SIGHT
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:23 --- IF YOU CONTINUE --- IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU AVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER

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