New Living Translation
who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.
King James Bible
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Darby Bible Translation
who desires that all men should be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.
World English Bible
who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth.
Young's Literal Translation
who doth will all men to be saved, and to come to the full knowledge of the truth;
1 Timothy 2:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:4 Who willeth seriously all men - Not a part only, much less the smallest part. To be saved - Eternally. This is treated of, 1Ti 2:5,6. And, in order thereto, to come - They are not compelled. To the knowledge of the truth - Which brings salvation. This is treated of, 1Ti 2:6,7.
LibraryThe First Lie.
"Ye shall not surely die."--GENESIS iii. 4. I.--WHO WAS THE FIRST LIAR? The old serpent, the devil, called elsewhere "the father of lies." But he had not always been a liar; he had fallen from a position very eminent, teaching us not to measure our safety by our condition. The higher we are elevated, the more dreadful the fall. Some of the most degraded vagrants were cradled in comfort, and have wandered from homes of splendour. Perhaps the vilest of the vile once were ministers of the Gospel. …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
Believe and be Saved
Introduction to Expositio Fidei.
"Do you think that I like to see wicked people die? says the Sovereign LORD. Of course not! I want them to turn from their wicked ways and live.
I don't want you to die, says the Sovereign LORD. Turn back and live!
As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people. I only want them to turn from their wicked ways so they can live. Turn! Turn from your wickedness, O people of Israel! Why should you die?
God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
for I want somehow to make the people of Israel jealous of what you Gentiles have, so I might save some of them.
1 Timothy 4:10
This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers.
2 Timothy 2:25
Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people's hearts, and they will learn the truth.
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