2:6 who gave himself as a ransom. By His death on the cross, Christ paid the price necessary to free people from their sins (Matt. 20:28; Mark 10:45; Titus 2:14; 1 Pet. 1:18, 19). Thus, He is the “one mediator” (v. 5).
all. In keeping with vv. 1 and 4, this is probably a reference to all types of people. Alternately, it expresses Paul’s conviction that Christ’s death was sufficient to ransom all humanity, yet by sovereign design and effect not all are redeemed. See “Definite Redemption” at John 10:15.