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1 Timothy 1:2

    1 Timothy 1:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    unto Timothy, my true child in faith: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    unto Timothy, my true child in faith: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

    World English Bible

    to Timothy, my true child in faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    unto Timothy, my true child in faith: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Definitions for 1 Timothy 1:2

    Grace - Kindness; favor.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Timothy 1:2

    My own son in the faith - Brought to salvation through Christ by my ministry alone. Probably the apostle speaks here according to this Jewish maxim: כל המלמר בן תכירו תורה מעלה עליו הכתוב כאלו ילרו He who teaches the law to his neighbour's son is considered by the Scripture as if he had begotten him; Sanhedrin, fol. xix. 2. And they quote Numbers 3:1, as proving it: These are the generations of Aaron and Moses - and these are the names of the sons of Aaron. "Aaron," say they, "begot them, but Moses instructed them; therefore they are called by his name." See Schoettgen.

    But γνησιῳ τεκνῳ may mean my beloved son; for in this sense το γνησιον is not unfrequently used.

    In the faith - The word πιστις, faith, is taken here for the whole of the Christian religion, faith in Christ being its essential characteristic.

    Grace, mercy, and peace -

    Grace, the favor and approbation of God.

    Mercy, springing from that grace, pardoning, purifying, and supporting.

    Peace, the consequence of this manifested mercy, peace of conscience, and peace with God; producing internal happiness, quietness, and assurance.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Timothy 1:2

    Unto Timothy - For an account of Timothy, see Intro. Section 1.

    My own son in the faith - Converted to the Christian faith by my instrumentality, and regarded by me with the affection of a father; see notes, 1 Corinthians 4:15. Paul had no children of his own, and he adopted Timothy as a son, and uniformly regarded and treated him as such. He had the same feeling also toward Titus; Titus 1:4; compare Galatians 4:19 note; 1 Thessalonians 2:7, 1 Thessalonians 2:11 notes; and Plm 1:10 note.

    Grace, mercy, and peace, ... - See the notes, Romans 1:7.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Timothy 1:2

    1:2 Grace, mercy, peace - St. Paul wishes grace and peace in his epistles to the churches. To Timotheus he adds mercy, the most tender grace towards those who stand in need of it. The experience of this prepares a man to be a minister of the gospel.