1 Timothy 2:6
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English Standard Version
who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.

King James Bible
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

American Standard Version
who gave himself a ransom for all; the testimony to be borne in its own times;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who gave himself a redemption for all, a testimony in due times.

English Revised Version
who gave himself a ransom for all; the testimony to be borne in its own times;

Webster's Bible Translation
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Weymouth New Testament
who gave Himself as the redemption price for all--a fact testified to at its own appointed time,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Who gave himself (ὁ δοὺς ἐαυτὸν)

The phrase with the simple verb only here, Galatians 1:4, and Titus 2:14. Paul uses the compound verb παραδιδόναι, Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 5:2, Ephesians 5:25. Comp. Romans 8:32.

Ransom (ἀντίλυτρον)

N.T.o. olxx. oClass. Λύτρον ransom, Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45, applied to Christ's life given for many. But neither this nor any of its kindred words is used by Paul. He uses ἀπολύτρωσις, but that means the act not the means of redemption.

For all (ὑπὲρ)

Ὑπὲρ does not mean instead of (ἀντὶ). See on Romans 5:6. Any idea of exchange or substitution which may be implied, resides in ἀντίλυτρον; but it is pressing that unique word too far to find in it the announcement of a substitutional atonement.

To be testified in due time (τὸ μαρτύριον καιροῖς ἰδίοις)

Lit. (gave himself a ransom) the testimony in its own times. That is, the gift of Christ as a ransom was to be the substance or import of the testimony which was to be set forth in its proper seasons. Thus μαρτύριον testimony is in apposition with the whole preceding sentence, and not with ransom only. Μαρτύριον is used sometimes simply as witness or testimony (Matthew 8:4; Mark 6:11): sometimes specially of the proclamation of the gospel, as Matthew 24:14; Acts 4:33; 1 Thessalonians 1:10. The apostles are said, μαρτυρεῖν to bear witness, as eye or ear witnesses of the sayings, deeds, and sufferings of Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:15). In 1 Corinthians 1:6, μαρτύριον τοῦ Χριστοῦ is practically equals the gospel. In 2 Thessalonians 1:10, τὸ μαρτύριον ἡμῶν ἐφ' ὑμᾶς our testimony among you is our public attestation of the truth of the gospel. The idea of witness is a favorite one with John. See John 1:7. The exact phrase καιροῖς ἰδίοις in its own times, only in the Pastorals, here, 1 Timothy 6:15; Titus 1:3. In Galatians 6:9 καιρῷ ἰδίῳ in due time. Comp. Galatians 4:4.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Job 33:24 Then he is gracious to him, and said, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Mark 10:45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever...

John 10:15 As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

2 Corinthians 5:14,15,21 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead...

Ephesians 1:7,17 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace...

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us...

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place...

1 Peter 1:18,19 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness...

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh...

1 John 2:1,2 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father...

1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth...

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain...

to be testified. or, a testimony.

1 Corinthians 1:6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:

2 Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints...

2 Timothy 1:8 Be not you therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner...

1 John 5:11,12 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son...


1 Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God...

Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

Ephesians 1:9,10 Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself...

Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

Titus 1:3 But has in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior;

Cross References
Matthew 20:28
even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Mark 1:15
and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel."

1 Corinthians 1:6
even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you--

Galatians 1:4
who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

Galatians 4:4
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,

1 Timothy 6:15
which he will display at the proper time--he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

Titus 1:3
and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior;

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