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1 Timothy 2:1-8 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

Therefore I beseech first of all things, that beseechings, prayers, askings, doing of thankings, be made for all men,

for kings and all that be set in highness, that we lead a quiet and a peaceable life, in all piety and chastity.

For this thing is good and accepted before God, our Saviour,

that will that all men be made safe, and that they come to the knowing of truth. [that will all men to be made safe, and to come to the knowing of truth.]

For one God and one mediator is of God and of men, a man Christ Jesus,

that gave himself redemption for all men. Whose witnessing is confirmed in his times;

in which I am set a preacher and an apostle. For I say truth, and I lie not, that am a teacher of heathen men in faith and in truth [Soothly I say truth in Christ Jesus, and I lie not, a teacher of heathen men in faith and truth].

Therefore I will, that men pray in all place, lifting up clean hands without wrath and strife [lifting up clean hands without wrath and disputing, or strife].

1 Timothy 2:1-8 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

He exhorts to pray for all people. He will not have women in showy attire, nor to teach in the congregation, but to be in silence and to obey their husbands.

I exhort therefore that above all things prayers, supplications, intercessions, and giving of thanks be had for all men, for kings and for all that are in authority, that we may live a quiet and a peaceable life in all godliness and sanctity. For that is good and accepted in the sight of God our Saviour, who would have all men saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and man, which is the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, that it should be testified at his time. For this I am ordained a preacher and an apostle. I speak the truth in Christ and do not lie, being the teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up pure hands without wrath or doubting.

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1 Timothy 2:1-8 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

He exhorteth them to make public prayers for all men, 4, 5 and that for two causes, 8 and therefore he willeth all men in all places to pray, 9 and declareth in what apparel, 11 and with what modesty, women ought to behave themselves in holy assemblies.

I [a]Exhort therefore, that first of all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,

For Kings, and for all that are in authority, [b]that we may lead a quiet and a peaceable life, in all godliness, and [c]honesty.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.

[d]Who will that all men shall be saved, and come unto the acknowledging of the truth.

[e]For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and man, which is the [f]man Christ Jesus,

Who gave himself a ransom for all men, [g]to be that testimony in due time,

Whereunto I am ordained a preacher and an Apostle (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not) even a teacher of the Gentiles in [h]faith and verity.

[i]I will therefore that the men pray, everywhere [j]lifting up pure hands without [k]wrath, or [l]doubting.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Timothy 2:1 Having dispatched those things which pertain to doctrine, he speaketh now in the second place of the other part of the ministry of the word, to wit, of public prayers. And first of all declaring this question, for whom we ought to pray: he teacheth that we must pray for all men, and especially for all manner of magistrates, which thing was at that time somewhat doubted of, seeing that kings, yea and the most part of magistrates were at that time enemies of the Church.
  2. 1 Timothy 2:2 An argument taken of the end: to wit, because that magistrates are appointed to this end, that men might peaceably and quietly live in all godliness and honesty, and therefore must we commend them especially to God, that they may faithfully execute so necessary an office.
  3. 1 Timothy 2:2 This word containeth all kind of duty, which is to be used amongst men in all their affairs.
  4. 1 Timothy 2:4 Another argument, why Churches or Congregations ought to pray for all men, without any difference of nation, kind, age, or order: to wit, because the Lord by calling of all sorts, yea, sometimes those that are greatest enemies to the Gospel, will have his Church gathered together after this sort, and therefore prayers to be made for all.
  5. 1 Timothy 2:5 God would not else be manifested to be the only God of all men, unless he would show his goodness in saving of all sorts of men: neither should Christ be seen to be the only mediator between God and all sorts of men, by having taken upon him that nature of man which is common to all men, unless he had satisfied for all sorts of men, and made intercession for all.
  6. 1 Timothy 2:5 Christ Jesus which was made man.
  7. 1 Timothy 2:6 A confirmation, because that even to the Gentiles in the secret of salvation now opened and made manifest the Apostle himself being appointed properly to this office, which he doth faithfully and sincerely execute.
  8. 1 Timothy 2:7 Faithfully and sincerely: and by faith he meaneth wholesome and sound doctrine, and by truth, an upright and sincere handling of it.
  9. 1 Timothy 2:8 He hath spoken of the persons for whom we must pray: and now he teacheth that the difference of places is taken away: for in times past, one only nation, and in one certain place, came together to public service: but now Churches or Congregations are gathered together everywhere (orderly and decently) and men come together to serve God publicly with common prayer, neither must we strive for the nation or for the purification of the body, or for the place, but for the mind, to have it clean from all offense, and full of sure trust and confidence.
  10. 1 Timothy 2:8 He putteth the sign for the thing itself, the lifting up of hands, for the calling upon God.
  11. 1 Timothy 2:8 Without these griefs and offenses of the mind, which hinder us from calling upon God with a good conscience.
  12. 1 Timothy 2:8 Doubting which is against faith, James 1:6.
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1 Timothy 2:1-8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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