1 Timothy 2:3
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New International Version
This is good, and pleases God our Savior,

New Living Translation
This is good and pleases God our Savior,

English Standard Version
This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,

New American Standard Bible
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

King James Bible
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is good, and it pleases God our Savior,

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

NET Bible
Such prayer for all is good and welcomed before God our Savior,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For this is pleasing and acceptable before God Our Lifegiver,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is good and pleases God our Savior.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For this is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour,

King James 2000 Bible
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;

American King James Version
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;

American Standard Version
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

Douay-Rheims 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,

English Revised Version
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

Webster's Bible Translation
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;

Weymouth New Testament
This is right, and is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour,

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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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:1-7 The disciples of Christ must be praying people; all, without distinction of nation, sect, rank, or party. Our duty as Christians, is summed up in two words; godliness, that is, the right worshipping of God; and honesty, that is, good conduct toward all men. These must go together: we are not truly honest, if we are not godly, and do not render to God his due; and we are not truly godly, if not honest. What is acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, we should abound in. There is one Mediator, and that Mediator gave himself a ransom for all. And this appointment has been made for the benefit of the Jews and the Gentiles of every nation; that all who are willing may come in this way, to the mercy-seat of a pardoning God, to seek reconciliation with him. Sin had made a quarrel between us and God; Jesus Christ is the Mediator who makes peace. He is a ransom that was to be known in due time. In the Old Testament times, his sufferings, and the glory that should follow, were spoken of as things to be revealed in the last times. Those who are saved must come to the knowledge of the truth, for that is God's appointed way to save sinners: if we do not know the truth, we cannot be ruled by it.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - This for for this, A.V. and T.R. Acceptable (ἀπόδεκτον); only here and 1 Timothy 5:4 in the New Testament, and in one doubtful passage in Aquila's version of Song of Solomon 1:13. Found in Plutarch. The verb ἀποδέχομαι, to receive gladly, is frequently used by St. Luke (Luke 8:10; Acts 2:41, where see note; etc.). God our Savior (see 1 Timothy 1:1 and Luke 1:47; Titus 1:3; Titus 2:10, 13 (perhaps); 3:4; 2 Peter 1:1 (perhaps); Jude 1:25, by which it appears that the phrase is confined to the pastoral among St. Paul's Epistles). In the Old Testament the phrase occurs frequently (see 2 Samuel 22:3; Psalm 106:21; Isaiah 43:3; Isaiah 45:21, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour. Not only to live peaceably and quietly under the government men are, since that is the ordination of God, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly, which his grace teaches; but to pray for all sorts of men, and for those who are set in the highest place of government, even though enemies and persecutors: this is good in itself, and in the sight of an omniscient God, who sees not as man seeth; and it is acceptable unto him through Jesus Christ, by whom every sacrifice of prayer or praise is so; for by God our Saviour is meant God the Father, who is the Saviour of all men, in a way of providence, and the Saviour of all the elect in a way of special grace; See Gill on 1 Timothy 2:1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. this—praying for all men.

in the sight of God—not merely before men, as if it were their favor that we sought (2Co 8:21).

our Saviour—a title appropriate to the matter in hand. He who is "our Saviour" is willing that all should be saved (1Ti 2:4; Ro 5:18); therefore we should meet the will of God in behalf of others, by praying for the salvation of all men. More would be converted if we would pray more. He has actually saved us who believe, being "our Saviour." He is willing that all should be saved, even those who do not as yet believe, if they will believe (compare 1Ti 4:10; Tit 2:11).

1 Timothy 2:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Call to Prayer
2for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.…
Cross References
Luke 1:47
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.
Treasury of Scripture

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Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus …

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful …

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Isaiah 45:21 Tell you, and bring them near; yes, let them take counsel together: …

Luke 1:47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according …

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