1 Timothy 4:10

“For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For therfore we both labour, and suffer reproch, because we trust in the liuing God, who is the Sauiour of all men, specially of those that beleeue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For to this end we labor and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of them that believe.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And this is the purpose of all our work and our fighting, because our hope is in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, and specially of those who have faith.
- Basic English Bible

for, for this we labour and suffer reproach, because we hope in a living God, who is preserver of all men, specially of those that believe.
- Darby Bible

For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God who is the Savior of all men, especially of those that believe.
- Webster's Bible

and here is the motive of our toiling and wrestling, because we have our hopes fixed on the ever-living God, who is the Saviour of all mankind, and especially of believers.
- Weymouth Bible

For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we have set our trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.
- World English Bible

And in this thing we trauelen, and ben cursid, for we hopen in lyuyng God, that is sauyour of alle men, moost of feithful men.
- Wycliffe Bible

for for this we both labour and are reproached, because we hope on the living God, who is Saviour of all men -- especially of those believing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 4:10


4:10 Therefore - Animated by this promise. We both labour and suffer reproach - We regard neither pleasure, ease, nor honour. Because we trust - For this very thing the world will hate us. In the living God - Who will give us the life he has promised. Who is the Saviour of all men - Preserving them in this life, and willing to save them eternally. But especially - In a more eminent manner. Of them that believe - And so are saved everlastingly.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 4:10


1Ti 4:10 For therefore. On account of the eternal life which godliness insures. We labour and suffer reproach. Compare 2Co 11:21-27.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 4

  • Ray321
    Romans 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. 1 Timothy 5:1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father and the younger men as brethren. 1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble
  • BSP
    Verse 12: There can be many good things learned from the example of wise young ones. We should not look down on younger ones just because of their age.
  • Ray321
    This chapter sounds like today. Lest and lest people are getting married. 1 Corinthians 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. It better to marry then to burn Paul said.
  • Brian
    As it plainly states in verse 1 that is a "doctrine of devils".
  • A disciple
    "Forbidding to marry" - Imposed celibacy cannot give a man the grace of self control, without having determined in his own mind by the Spirit to keep the body under. Jesus' first miracle was to turn water into wine at a Wedding Feast. When the disciples said to Him, "...its better not to marry;" He answered straight and simple, so as to leave it up to each one to decide for himself what was best.
  • A disciple
    "having their conscience seared with a hot iron" What happens in the conscience of those who get into a fornication relationship is very evident! How many there are who have some Bible upbringing, and have rebelled! How many have we found, who have chosen to live together unmarried, or pursue a lifestyle of promiscuity, that are hateful and hostile to the words of Jesus! How'd they get there!

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