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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Timothy 2:1

    CHAPTERS: 1 Timothy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15




    King James Bible - 1 Timothy 2:1

    I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

    World English Bible

    I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks, be made for all

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Timothy 2:1

    I desire therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all

    Webster's Bible Translation

    I exhort therefore, that first of all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all

    Greek Textus Receptus

    3870 5719 ουν 3767 πρωτον 4412 παντων 3956 ποιεισθαι 4160 5745 δεησεις 1162 προσευχας 4335 εντευξεις 1783 ευχαριστιας 2169 υπερ 5228 παντων 3956 ανθρωπων 444

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (1) -
    2Co 8:6 Eph 3:13 Heb 6:11

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:1

    ¶ Amonesto pues, ante todo, a que se hagan rogativas, oraciones, peticiones, acciones de gracias, por todos los hombres;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Timothy 2:1

    Verse 1. I exhort-that, first of all] Prayer for the pardon of
    sin, and for obtaining necessary supplies of grace, and continual protection from God, with gratitude and thanksgiving for mercies already received, are duties which our sinful and dependent state renders absolutely necessary; and which should be chief in our view, and first of all performed. It is difficult to know the precise difference between the four words used here by the apostle. They are sometimes distinguished thus:- Supplications] dehseiv? Prayers for averting evils of every kind.

    Prayers] proseucav? Prayers for obtaining the good things, spiritual and temporal, which ourselves need.

    Intercessions] enteuxeiv? Prayers in behalf of others.

    Giving of thanks] eucaristiav? Praises to God, as the parent of all good, for all the blessings which we and others have received. It is probable that the apostle gives directions here for public worship; and that the words may be thus paraphrased: "Now, I exhort first of all that, in the public assemblies, deprecations of evils, and supplications for such good things as are necessary, and intercessions for their conversion, and thanksgiving for mercies, be offered in behalf of all men - for heathens as well as for Christians, and for enemies as well as for friends." See Macknight.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. I exhort therefore, that first of all , etc.] The two principal parts of public worship, being the ministry of the word and prayer; and the apostle having insisted on the former, in the preceding chapter, in which he orders Timothy to charge some that they teach no other doctrine than that of the Gospel, gives an account of his own ministry, and call to it, and of the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to his trust, and stirs up Timothy to the faithful and diligent discharge of his work and office; now proceeds to the latter, to prayer, and exhorts unto it; either Timothy in particular, for so read the Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions, I exhort thee, or desire thee; or else the church in general; unless it should rather be thought to be a charge to Timothy to exhort, and so Beza's Claromontane copy reads, exhort thou therefore: but it is commonly considered as an exhortation of the apostle's, which he was very urgent in: it was what lay much upon his mind, and he was greatly desirous that it should be attended unto; for so the words may be read, I exhort first of all, or before all things; of all things he had to say, this was the chief, or it was what he would have principally and chiefly done by others: for this does not so much regard the order of time, that prayer should be made early in the morning, in the first place, before anything else is done, and particularly before preaching, which seems to have been the custom of the primitive saints, ( Acts 4:31) but the pre-eminence and superior excellency of it; though the words may be rendered, I exhort, that first, the supplications of all be made: and so may regard public prayer, the prayer of the whole church, in distinction from private prayer, or the prayer of a single person; which is expressed by different words, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks : the first of these, supplications, signifies such petitions for things that are wanted by men, either by themselves or others; and that either for their bodies or souls, as food and raiment for the one, and discoveries of pardoning love, supplies of grace, spiritual peace, comfort, etc. for the other: and the second word, prayers, signifies good wishes and desires, directed and expressed to God for things that are in themselves to be wished for, and desired of God, either for ourselves or others: and the next word, intercessions, intends either complaints exhibited in prayer against others that have done injuries; or prayers put up for others, either for the averting of evil from them, or for the bestowing some good thing on them: and the last word, thanksgivings, with which requests should always be made known to God, designs that branch of prayer in which thanks are given to God for mercies received, whether temporal or spiritual: and these are to be made for all men ; not only for all the saints, for all the churches of Christ, and, ministers of the Gospel; nor only for near relations and friends, according to the flesh; but for all the inhabitants of the country and city in which men dwell, the peace and prosperity of which are to be prayed for; yea, for enemies, and such as reproach, persecute, and despitefully use the saints, even for all sorts of men, Jews and Gentiles, rich and poor, high and low, bond and free, good men and bad men: for it cannot be understood of every individual that has been, is, or shall be in the world; millions of men are dead and gone, for whom prayer is not to be made; many in hell, to whom it would be of no service; and many in heaven, who stand in no need of it; nor is prayer to be made for such who have sinned the sin unto death, ( 1 John 5:16) besides, giving of thanks, as well as prayers, are to be made for all men; but certainly the meaning is not, that thanks should be given for wicked men, for persecutors, and particularly for a persecuting Nero, or for heretics, and false teachers, such as Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom the apostle had delivered to Satan. But the words must be understood of men of all sorts, of every rank and quality, as the following verse shows.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-7 - The
    disciples of Christ must be praying people; all, withou distinction of nation, sect, rank, or party. Our duty as Christians, i summed up in two words; godliness, that is, the right worshipping of God; and honesty, that is, good conduct toward all men. These must go together: we are not truly honest, if we are not godly, and do no render to God his due; and we are not truly godly, if not honest. What is acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, we should abound in There is one Mediator, and that Mediator gave himself a ransom for all And this appointment has been made for the benefit of the Jews and the Gentiles of every nation; that all who are willing may come in thi way, to the mercy-seat of a pardoning God, to seek reconciliation with him. Sin had made a quarrel between us and God; Jesus Christ is the Mediator who makes peace. He is a ransom that was to be known in du time. In the Old Testament times, his sufferings, and the glory tha should follow, were spoken of as things to be revealed in the las times. Those who are saved must come to the knowledge of the truth, for that is God's appointed way to save sinners: if we do not know the truth, we cannot be ruled by it.

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    1. I
    exhort (parakalw). See on consolation, Luke vi. 24.

    First of all (prwton pantwn). Connect with I exhort. The only instance of this phrase in N.T.

    Supplications be made (poieisqai dehseiv). The phrase occurs Luke v. 33; Philipians i. 4. o LXX. o Class. Dehsiv is petitionary prayer. Proseuch prayer is limited to prayer to God, while dehsiv may be addressed to men. The two are associated, 1 Tim. v. 5: the inverse order, Eph. vi. 18; Philipians iv. 6.

    Intercessions (eunteuxeiv). Only here and ch. iv. 5. LXX, 2 Macc. iv. 8. The verb ejntugcanein, commonly rendered to make intercession, Romans viii. 27, 34; xi. 2; and uJperentugcanein to intercede in behalf of, Romans viii. 26. The verb signifies to fall in with a person; to draw near so as to converse familiarly. Hence, enteuxiv is not properly intercession in the accepted sense of that term, but rather approach to God in free and familiar prayer. Entugcanein in the passages cited is not to make intercession, but to intervene, interfere. Thus in Rom. viii. 26, it is not that the Spirit pleads in our behalf, but that he throws himself into our case; takes part in it. So Hebrew viii. 25: not that Jesus is ever interceding for us, but that he is eternally meeting us at every point, and intervening in al our affairs for our benefit. In ejnteuxeiv here the idea of interposition is prominent: making prayers a factor in relations with secular rulers.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    2:1 {First of all} (prwton pantwn). Take with parakalw. My first request (first in importance). {Intercessions} (enteuxeis). Late word (Polybius, Plutarch, etc.), only here in N.T. and #4:5, though the verb entugcanw in #Ro 8:27,34; 11:2,25. The other three words for prayer are common (#Php 4:6). {For all men} (huper pantwn anqrwpwn). The scope of prayer is universal including all kinds of sinners (and saints).

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15


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