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1 Timothy 2:3–6

This is good, and pleasesz God our Savior,a who wantsb all peoplec to be savedd and to come to a knowledge of the truth.e For there is one Godf and one mediatorg between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,h who gave himself as a ransomi for all people. This has now been witnessed toj at the proper time.k

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1 Timothy 2:3–6 — English Standard Version (ESV)

This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.

1 Timothy 2:3–6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

1 Timothy 2:3–6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. For,

There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.

1 Timothy 2:3–6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,

1 Timothy 2:3–6 — New Century Version (NCV)

This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to know the truth. There is one God and one mediator so that human beings can reach God. That way is through Christ Jesus, who is himself human. He gave himself as a payment to free all people. He is proof that came at the right time.

1 Timothy 2:3–6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who would have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, one mediator also between God and men, himself man, Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all; the testimony to be borne in its own times;

1 Timothy 2:3–6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

for this is good and acceptable before our Saviour God, who desires that all men should be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. For God is one, and the mediator of God and men one, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, the testimony to be rendered in its own times;

1 Timothy 2:3–6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

This is good and pleases God our Savior. He wants all people to be saved and to learn the truth. There is one God. There is also one mediator between God and humans—a human, Christ Jesus. He sacrificed himself for all people to free them from their sins. This message is valid for every era.

1 Timothy 2:3–6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

For there is one God

and one mediator between God and humanity,

Christ Jesus, Himself human,

who gave Himself—a ransom for all,

a testimony at the proper time.

1 Timothy 2:3–6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For

there is one God;

there is also one mediator between God and humankind,

Christ Jesus, himself human,

who gave himself a ransom for all

—this was attested at the right time.

1 Timothy 2:3–6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

This is good and acceptable before God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and human beings, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, the testimony at the proper time,

1 Timothy 2:3–6 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

That is good. It pleases God our Savior. He wants everyone to be saved. He wants them to come to know the truth.

There is only one God. And there is only one go-between for God and human beings. He is the man Christ Jesus. He gave himself to pay for the sins of everyone. That was a witness given by God at just the right time.

1 Timothy 2:3–6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.