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 4:12 let no man despise thy youth but be thou an example of the believers in word -- in conversation -- in charity -- in spirit -- in faith -- in purity --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
  • A disciple
    "For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving" While at work, or going shopping, or anything that we have to do around "other people;" it greatly increases our joy in the Lord, as well as our grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ; when we consider that "they" are made in the image of God, and the pinnacle of His creations. Matthew 5:43-48
  • A disciple
    "Speaking lies in hypocrisy having their conscience seared with a hot iron;" What makes us poor in spirit, meek, mournful, hungering and thirsting after righteousness, merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, persecuted for righteousness' sake? Having a tender heart and a good conscience in a world that idolizes defiance and fornication and hardness of heart! The words of the wise are heard in quiet!
  • A disciple
    "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils" When the disciples asked Jesus, When shall these things be, and what the sign of thy coming and the end of the world? He first answered, "Take heed that no one mislead you, for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ." Spurious Christians!
  • 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.

Bible Options