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1 Timothy 2:3

    1 Timothy 2:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This is good and pleasing in the eyes of God our Saviour;

    Webster's Revision

    This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Timothy 2:3

    This is good and acceptable - Prayer for all legally constituted authorities is good in itself, because useful to ourselves and to the public at large, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; and this is its highest sanction and its highest character: it is good; it is well pleasing to God.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Timothy 2:3

    For this is good and acceptable - That is, it is good and acceptable to God that we should pray for all people. The reason is, that he desires their salvation, and hence it is agreeable to him that we should pray for it. If there were no provision made for their salvation, or if he was unwilling that they should be saved, it could not be agreeable to him that we should offer prayer for them.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Timothy 2:3

    2:3 For this - That we pray for all men. Do you ask, Why are not more converted? We do not pray enough. Is acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour - Who has actually saved us that believe, and willeth all men to be saved. It is strange that any whom he has actually saved should doubt the universality of his grace!