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 4:10

  • Brianna for verse 10
    Timothy and the other apostles and appointed men brought out how they exerted themselves in their ministry to teach others. They endured much persecution by fanatic Jews, and even the roman government also. However, what allowed them to bear up under this pressure was they kept their mind fix on the promises found in God 's word. SO as we are faithfully enduring trials, we too can find comfort and strength by keeping our mind on the reward of everlasting life in a paradise earth.
  • Moses Johnson for verse 10
    Define both Who is both

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