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1 Timothy 2:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— who gave himself a ransom for all; the testimony [to be borne] in its own times;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony [given] at the proper time.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— who gave himself a ransom for all, the testimony [to be rendered] in its own times;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who gave himself a ransom in behalf of all,—the testimony, in its own fit times:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— who did give himself a ransom for all—the testimony in its own times—
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who gave himself a redemption for all, a testimony in due times.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Who gaue himselfe a ransome for all, to be testified in due time.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— who gave himself a ransom for every man; a testimony which cometh in its time,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— who gave himself a ransom for every man; a testimony that arrived in due time,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Who y3588
[3588] Standard

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
gave 1325
{1325} Prime
A prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used as an alternate in most of the tenses); to give (used in a very wide application, properly or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection).
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
himself 1438
{1438} Prime
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
a ransom 487
{0487} Prime
From G0473 and G3083; a redemption price.
for 5228
{5228} Prime
A primary preposition; 'over', that is, (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than. In compounds it retains many of the listed applications.
all, 3956
{3956} Prime
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
to be testified 3142
{3142} Prime
Neuter of a presumed derivative of G3144; something evidential, that is, (generally) evidence given or (specifically) the Decalogue (in the sacred Tabernacle).
in due 2398
{2398} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; pertaining to self, that is, one's own; by implication private or separate.
time. 2540
{2540} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, that is, set or proper time.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Timothy 2:6

_ _ gave himself — (Titus 2:14). Not only the Father gave Him for us (John 3:16); but the Son gave Himself (Philippians 2:5-8).

_ _ ransom — properly of a captive slave. Man was the captive slave of Satan, sold under sin. He was unable to ransom himself, because absolute obedience is due to God, and therefore no act of ours can satisfy for the least offense. Leviticus 25:48 allowed one sold captive to be redeemed by one of his brethren. The Son of God, therefore, became man in order that, being made like unto us in all things, sin only excepted, as our elder brother He should redeem us (Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18, 1 Peter 1:19). The Greek implies not merely ransom, but a substituted or equivalent ransom: the Greek preposition, “anti,” implying reciprocity and vicarious substitution.

_ _ for allGreek, “in behalf of all”: not merely for a privileged few; compare 1 Timothy 2:1 : the argument for praying in behalf of all is given here.

_ _ to be testifiedGreek, “the testimony (that which was to be testified of, 1 John 5:8-11) in its own due times,” or seasons, that is, in the times appointed by God for its being testified of (1 Timothy 6:15; Titus 1:3). The oneness of the Mediator, involving the universality of redemption (which faith, however, alone appropriates), was the great subject of Christian testimony [Alford] (1 Corinthians 1:6; 1 Corinthians 2:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:10).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Timothy 2:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Timothy 2:6

Who gave himself a ransom for all — Such a ransom, the word signifies, wherein a like or equal is given; as an eye for an eye, or life for life: and this ransom, from the dignity of the person redeeming, was more than equivalent to all mankind. To be testified of in due season — Literally, in his own seasons; those chosen by his own wisdom.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Timothy 2:6

Who gave himself a ransom for all, (5) to be testified in due time.

(5) A confirmation, because even to the Gentiles is the secret of salvation now revealed and made manifest, the apostle himself being appointed for this office, which he faithfully and sincerely executes.

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Job 33:24 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, 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 hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, 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 unto, 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: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
John 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: ... And [that] he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto 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, having obtained eternal redemption [for us].
1 Peter 1:18-19 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, [as] silver and gold, from your vain conversation [received] by tradition from your fathers; ... But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1 John 2:1-2 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: ... And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.
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. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

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, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
2 Timothy 1:8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
1 John 5:11-12 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. ... He that hath the Son hath life; [and] he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.


1 Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he shall shew, [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, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
Galatians 4:4 But when the fulness 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 unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: ... That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him:
Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Titus 1:3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
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Jb 33:24. Is 53:6. Mt 20:28. Mk 10:45. Jn 6:51; 10:15. Ro 5:6; 16:26. 1Co 1:6. 2Co 5:14, 21. Ga 4:4. Ep 1:7, 9, 17; 3:5; 5:2. 2Th 1:10. 1Ti 6:15. 2Ti 1:8. Tit 1:3; 2:14. He 9:12. 1P 1:18; 2:24; 3:18. 1Jn 2:1; 4:10; 5:11. Rv 1:5; 5:9.

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