1 Timothy 2:3
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,

Berean Study Bible
This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,

Berean Literal Bible
This is good and acceptable before God our Savior,

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

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

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

NASB 1995
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

NASB 1977
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

Amplified Bible
This [kind of praying] is good and acceptable and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,

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

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
This kind of prayer is good, and it pleases God our Savior.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour,

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

Good News Translation
This is good and it pleases God our Savior,

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

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

Literal Standard Version
for this [is] right and acceptable before God our Savior,

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

New Heart English Bible
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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Call to Prayer
2for kings and all those in authority—so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity. 3This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4who wants everyone 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
To this end we labor and strive, because we have set our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of everyone, and especially of those who believe.

1 Timothy 5:4
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to show godliness to their own family and repay their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.


Treasury of Scripture

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;

this.

1 Timothy 5:4
But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

Romans 12:1,2
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service…

Romans 14:18
For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

God.

1 Timothy 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

Isaiah 45:21
Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.

Luke 1:47
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.









(3) For this is good and acceptable.--That prayer be offered for all sorts and conditions of men is good and acceptable before God.

In the sight of God our Saviour.--Here, as in 1Timothy 1:1, this title of "Saviour" is given to the Father, and is in this place singularly applicable, as it immediately precedes the famous statement of the next verse, respecting the boundless mercy of the Eternal.

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.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
This
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

[is] good
καλὸν (kalon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

pleasing
ἀπόδεκτον (apodekton)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 587: Worthy to be received (welcomed), acceptable, welcome, pleasant. From apodechomai; accepted, i.e. Agreeable.

in the sight of
ἐνώπιον (enōpion)
Preposition
Strong's 1799: Neuter of a compound of en and a derivative of optanomai; in the face of.

God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Savior,
Σωτῆρος (Sōtēros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 4990: A savior, deliverer, preserver. From sozo; a deliverer, i.e. God or Christ.


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