New International Version
This is good, and pleases God our Savior,
King James Bible
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Darby Bible Translation
for this is good and acceptable before our Saviour God,
World English Bible
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;
Young's Literal Translation
for this is right and acceptable before God our Saviour,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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LibraryWhere and How to Pray
'I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands without wrath and doubting.'--1 TIM. ii. 8. The context shows that this is part of the Apostle's directory for public worship, and that, therefore, the terms of the first clause are to be taken somewhat restrictedly. They teach the duty of the male members of the Church to take public, audible part in its worship. Everywhere, therefore, must here properly be taken in the restricted signification of 'every place of Christian assembly.' …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
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Later English Reformers
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
1 Timothy 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,
1 Timothy 4:10
That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
1 Timothy 5:4
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.
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