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

  • Steve morrow
    1 TIMOTHY 4:16 TAKE HEED UNTO THYSELF AND UNTO THE DOCTRINE --- CONTINUE IN THEM --- FOR IN DOING THIS THOU SHALT BOTH SAVE THYSELF AND THEM THAT HEAR THEE JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED ACTS 28:28 BE IT KNOWN THEREFORE UNTO YOU THAT THE SALVATION OF GOD IS SENT UNTO THE GENTILES AND THAT THEY WILL HEAR IT
  • Brianna Vs. 10
    By working hard in things pertaining to God, we keep ourselves busy until we await our deliverance. Working hard for God in our lives, shows that our HOPE is in HIM. Not in any human government. Our hard work can be from fighting against sin, helping our neighbor, and helping other come to know God. This will keep us happy and Jehovah God will prove to be our Savior.
  • Steve morrow
    1 TIMOTHY 4:7 BUT REFUSE PROFANE AND OLD WIVES TALES FABLES AND EXERCISE THYSELF RATHER UNTO GODLINESS 2 TIMOTHY 2:10 BUT WHICH BECOMETH WOMEN PROFESSING GODLINESS WITH GOOD WORKS 2:11 LET THE WOMAN LEARN IN SILENCE WITH ALL SUBJECTION 2:12 BUT I SUFFER NOT A WOMAN TO TEACH OR TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER THE MAN BUT TO BE IN SILENCE
  • BSP
    Paul urged Timothy to be a good example in his speech, conduct, love, and faith in verse 12. We too can strive to set a good example.
  • Irene123
    Quote - Obeying God's instructions on personal matters has spiritual consequences. Peter wrote that the simple application of these instructions can result in sinners converted (1 Pet. 3). The woman he describes is one who is secure in her relationship with God and who derives her beauty from that relationship, cont.
  • Brianna vs. 8
    HA! Verse at makes me feel a little better about my cellulite. I just found this verse funny. In the grand scheme of things exercise is nothing compared to Spirituality. However the Bible does say this is beneficial. Gives me strength and motivation to take care of the body an life God has blessed me with.

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