1 Timothy 2:6
New International Version
who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.

New Living Translation
He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.

English Standard Version
who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.

Berean Study Bible
who gave Himself as a ransom for all—the testimony that was given at just the right time.

Berean Literal Bible
the One having given Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony in their own proper times,

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

King James Bible
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Christian Standard Bible
who gave himself as a ransom for all, a testimony at the proper time.

Contemporary English Version
God showed us this at the right time.

Good News Translation
who gave himself to redeem the whole human race. That was the proof at the right time that God wants everyone to be saved,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who gave Himself--a ransom for all, a testimony at the proper time.

International Standard Version
He gave himself as a ransom for everyone, the testimony at the proper time.

NET Bible
who gave himself as a ransom for all, revealing God's purpose at his appointed time.

New Heart English Bible
who gave himself as a ransom for all; the testimony in its own times;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who gave himself a ransom in the place of every person, a testimony that has come in its time,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He sacrificed himself for all people to free them from their sins. This message is valid for every era.

New American Standard 1977
who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony borne at the proper time.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who gave himself in ransom for all, the testimony of which was confirmed at the time,

King James 2000 Bible
Who gave himself a ransom for all, this to be a testimony at the proper time.

American King James Version
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

American Standard Version
who gave himself a ransom for all; the testimony to be borne in its own times;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who gave himself a redemption for all, a testimony in due times.

Darby Bible Translation
who gave himself a ransom for all, the testimony [to be rendered] in its own times;

English Revised Version
who gave himself a ransom for all; the testimony to be borne in its own times;

Webster's Bible Translation
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Weymouth New Testament
who gave Himself as the redemption price for all--a fact testified to at its own appointed time,

World English Bible
who gave himself as a ransom for all; the testimony in its own times;

Young's Literal Translation
who did give himself a ransom for all -- the testimony in its own times --
Study Bible
A Call to Prayer
5For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave Himself as a ransom for all— the testimony that was given at just the right time. 7For this reason I was appointed as a herald, an apostle, and a faithful and true teacher of the Gentiles. I am telling the truth; I am not lying about anything.…
Cross References
Matthew 20:28
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."

Mark 1:15
"The time is fulfilled," He said, "and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe in the gospel!"

1 Corinthians 1:6
because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you.

Galatians 1:4
who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

Galatians 4:4
But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,

1 Timothy 6:15
which God will bring about in His own time--He who is blessed and the only Sovereign One, the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Titus 1:3
In His own time, He has revealed His message in the proclamation entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior.

Titus 2:14
He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

Treasury of Scripture

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

gave.

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.

to be testified.

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;

in.

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:







Lexicon
who
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

gave
δοὺς (dous)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

Himself
ἑαυτὸν (heauton)
Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

[as] a ransom
ἀντίλυτρον (antilytron)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 487: A ransom. From anti and lutron; a redemption-price.

for
ὑπὲρ (hyper)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5228: Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

all—
πάντων (pantōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

testimony that was given
μαρτύριον (martyrion)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3142: Neuter of a presumed derivative of martus; something evidential, i.e. evidence given or, the Decalogue.

at just the right time.
καιροῖς (kairois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2540: Fitting season, season, opportunity, occasion, time. Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, i.e. Set or proper time.
(6) Who gave himself a ransom for all.--The declaration (of 1Timothy 2:5) that there was one God for fallen man would have been scarcely a joyful proclamation had it not been immediately followed by the announcement that between that one God and sinning man there was a mediator, Now (in 1Timothy 2:6) we have in a few words the inspired description of the manner in which the Mediator performed His office and work; of His own free sovereign will; He yielded up Himself to death as the price of the redemption of all mankind--His life in exchange for their forfeited lives.

St. Paul's teaching here is very definite, and is utterly irreconcilable with much of the popular (so-called) theology of the day, which rejects this great Christian doctrine, so clearly taught here by St. Paul, of a "satisfactio vicaria." This teaching asserts, that without pleading the death of Christ, we may, if we please, approach and find access to the Father, and such teaching as this passage shows is irreconcilable with gospel truth.

To be testified in due time.--Better rendered, "witness of which was to be borne in its own times. The meaning of the words is," Jesus Christ in the eternal counsels, gave Himself to death as the price of the redemption of fallen man; at the appointed and fitting season He endured this death--this death was the witness to the truth of the tremendous offering made in the counsels of the eternal and ever-blessed Trinity. So St. Chrysostom, who asserts that "the witness to be borne" was given in the death and suffering of the Lord.

Verse 6. - The testimony to be borne in its own times for to be testified in due time, A.V. Τὸ μαρτύριον καιροῖς ἰδιοις. This phrase is somewhat obscure, and is differently explained. But the most literal rendering and the best sense seems to be: " The testimony, at its proper time, to which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle," meaning that the mediation and redemption of Jesus Christ was the subject-matter of that testimony which he Paul was appointed to bear at the proper time. Τὸ μαρτύριον εἰς ο{ must be taken together, without any intervening stop. This accounts for the article τό. The exactly parallel place is Titus 1:1, 2, as a close comparison of the two passages will show. A further proof of the identity of thought in the two passage's is the recurrence in both of the phrase, ἐπιγνωσις ἀληθείας. A ransom (ἀντίλυτρον); here only in the New Testament, but it is used perhaps by Symmachus in Psalm 48:9 (Psalms 49:9, A.V.), where the LXX, have Γὴν τιμὴν τῆς λυτρώσεως τῆς ψυχῆς αὐτοῦ, following the reading יְקַר, instead of יֵקַר as in the Hebrew text. "What means a ransom? They were about to perish, but in their stead he gave his Son, and sent us as heralds to proclaim the cross" (Chrysostom). The equivalent word in the Gospels is ἀντάλλαγμα (Matthew 16:26; Mark 8:87). Ἀντίλυτρον does at seem to differ materially in me, ulna from λύτρον, the common classical word for "ransom" (i.e. redemption money), and used by our Lord of his own life given as a ransom for many (Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45). It is the price given as an equivalent for setting free the prisoner, or sparing the forfeited life; λυτρόω (Luke 24:21, etc.), λύτρωσις (Luke 1:68, etc.), λυτρωτής (Acts 7:35), ἀπολύτρωσις (Luke 21:28; Romans 3:24, and passim), have all the sense of "redeem," "redemption," and the like. In its own times. The notion of a time specially appointed for Christ's coming into the world is frequently dwelt upon in Scripture; e.g., Galatians 4:4; Ephesians 1:10; Hebrews 1:2 (camp. Acts 17:30, 31; 2 Corinthians 6:2). (See the same phrase, 1 Timothy 6:15.) 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.
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