1 Timothy 1:17
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English Standard Version
To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

King James Bible
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

American Standard Version
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now to the king of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

English Revised Version
Now unto the King eternal, incorruptible, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, God the only wise, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Weymouth New Testament
Now to the immortal and invisible King of the Ages, who alone is God, be honour and glory to the Ages of the Ages! Amen.

1 Timothy 1:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

King eternal (βασιλεῖ τῶν αἰώνων)

Lit. the king of the ages. Only here and Revelation 15:3. Comp. Hebrews 1:2; Hebrews 11:3. In lxx, Tob. 6:10. For kindred expressions in lxx, see Exodus 15:18; 1 Samuel 13:13; Psalm 9:7; Psalm 28:10; Psalm 73:12; Psalm 144:13; Psalm 145:10. See also additional note on 2 Thessalonians 1:9.

Immortal (ἀφθάρτῳ)

Lit. Incorruptible. In Paul, applied to God only, Romans 1:23.

Invisible (ἀοράτῳ)

Applied to God, Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 11:27.

The only wise God (μόνῳ θεῷ)

Wise should be omitted. Rend. The only God. Σοφῷ wise was interpolated from Romans 16:27 - the only instance in which Paul applies the term to God. Comp. Jde 1:4, Jde 1:25; Luke 5:21; John 5:44.

Honor and glory (τιμὴ καὶ δόξα)

This combination in doxology only here and Revelation 5:12, Revelation 5:13. Comp. Revelation 4:9. In doxologies Paul uses only δόξα glory, with the article, the glory, and with to whom or to him (be).

Forever and ever (εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων)

Lit unto the aeons of the aeons. The formula in Paul, Romans 16:26; Galatians 1:5; Philippians 4:20. Also in Hebrews and 1 Peter, and often in Revelation The doxology as a whole is unique in N.T.

1 Timothy 1:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the King.

1 Timothy 6:15,16 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords...

Psalm 10:16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

Psalm 45:1,6 My heart is gushing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer...

Psalm 47:6-8 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises to our King, sing praises...

Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting...

Psalm 145:13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble...

Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed...

Daniel 7:14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him...

Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah...

Malachi 1:14 But cursed be the deceiver, which has in his flock a male, and vows, and sacrifices to the LORD a corrupt thing: for I am a great King...

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts...

Hebrews 1:8-13 But to the Son he said, Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom...

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings...

Revelation 19:16 And he has on his clothing and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

invisible.

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made...

Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Hebrews 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

1 John 4:12 No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.

the only.

Romans 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

be.

1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty...

Nehemiah 9:5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah...

Psalm 41:13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

Psalm 57:11 Be you exalted, O God, above the heavens: let your glory be above all the earth.

Psalm 72:18,19 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things...

Psalm 106:48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise you the LORD.

Daniel 4:34,37 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me...

Ephesians 3:20,21 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us...

1 Peter 5:11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Revelation 4:8-11 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying...

Revelation 5:9-14 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain...

Revelation 7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor...

Revelation 19:1,6 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power...

Amen. See on

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.

Cross References
Psalm 145:13
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. [The LORD is faithful in all his words and kind in all his works.]

John 5:44
How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

Romans 2:7
to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;

Romans 2:10
but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.

Romans 11:36
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Colossians 1:15
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

1 Timothy 6:15
which he will display at the proper time--he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

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