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1 Timothy 1:1

    1 Timothy 1:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Saviour, and Christ Jesus our hope;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, by the order of God our Saviour and Christ Jesus our hope;

    Webster's Revision

    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Saviour, and Christ Jesus our hope;

    World English Bible

    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and Christ Jesus our hope;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Saviour, and Christ Jesus our hope;

    Definitions for 1 Timothy 1:1

    Apostle - Messenger; one who has been sent.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Timothy 1:1

    Paul an apostle - by the commandment of God - We have already seen that the term αποστολος, apostle, literally signifies a person sent from one to another, without implying any particular dignity in the person, or importance in the message. But it is differently used in the New Testament, being applied to those who were sent expressly from God Almighty, with the message of salvation to mankind. It is, therefore, the highest character any human being can have; and he message is the most important which even God himself can send to his intelligent creatures. It was by the express command of God that St. Paul went to the Gentiles preaching the doctrine of salvation by faith in Christ Jesus.

    Jesus Christ - our hope - Without Jesus, the world was hopeless; the expectation of being saved can only come to mankind by his Gospel. He is called our hope, as he is called our life, our peace, our righteousness, etc., because from him hope, life, peace, righteousness, and all other blessings proceed.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Timothy 1:1

    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ; - see the notes on Romans 1:1.

    By the commandment of God - See the notes at 1 Corinthians 1:1.

    Our Saviour - The name Saviour is as applicable to God the Father as to the Lord Jesus Christ, since God is the great Author of salvation; see the notes, Luke 1:47; compare 1 Timothy 4:10; Titus 2:10; Jde 1:25.

    And Lord Jesus Christ - The apostle Paul had received his commission directly from him; see the notes, Galatians 1:11-12.

    Which is our hope - See the notes at Colossians 1:27.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Timothy 1:1

    1:1 Paul an apostle - Familiarity is to be set aside where the things of God are concerned. According to the commandment of God - The authoritative appointment of God the Father. Our Saviour - So styled in many other places likewise, as being the grand orderer of the whole scheme of our salvation. And Christ our hope - That is, the author, object, and ground, of all our hope.