1 Timothy 6:15
New International Version
which God will bring about in his own time--God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

New Living Translation
For at just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords.

English Standard Version
which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

Berean Study Bible
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.

Berean Literal Bible
which He will display in the own seasons, blessed and alone Sovereign, the King of those being kings, and the Lord of those being lords,

New American Standard Bible
which He will bring about at the proper time-- He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

King James Bible
Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

Christian Standard Bible
God will bring this about in his own time. He is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords,

Contemporary English Version
The glorious God is the only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords. At the time that God has already decided, he will send Jesus Christ back again.

Good News Translation
His appearing will be brought about at the right time by God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God will bring this about in His own time. He is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords,

International Standard Version
At the right time, he will make him known. God is the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords.

NET Bible
--whose appearing the blessed and only Sovereign, the king of kings and Lord of lords, will reveal at the right time.

New Heart English Bible
which in its own times he will show, who is the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who is going to reveal himself in his time, The Blessed God and Only Mighty One, The King of Kings and the Lord of Power,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At the right time God will make this known. God is the blessed and only ruler. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.

New American Standard 1977
which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords;

Jubilee Bible 2000
who in his time shall show the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

King James 2000 Bible
Who in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

American King James Version
Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

American Standard Version
which in its own times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which in his times he shall shew who is the Blessed and only Mighty, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

Darby Bible Translation
which in its own time the blessed and only Ruler shall shew, the King of those that reign, and Lord of those that exercise lordship;

English Revised Version
which in its own times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

Webster's Bible Translation
Which in his times he will show who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

Weymouth New Testament
For, as its appointed time, this will be brought about by the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

World English Bible
which in its own times he will show, who is the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

Young's Literal Translation
which in His own times He shall shew -- the blessed and only potentate, the King of the kings and Lord of the lords,
Study Bible
Fight the Good Fight
14Keep this commandment without stain or reproach until the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15which 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. 16He alone is immortal and dwells in unapproachable light. No one has ever seen Him, nor can anyone see Him. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God, showing no partiality and accepting no bribe.

Psalm 136:3
Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His loving devotion endures forever.

1 Timothy 1:11
that agrees with the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.

1 Timothy 1:17
Now to the King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 2:6
who gave Himself as a ransom for all--the testimony that was given at just the right time.

Revelation 17:14
They will make war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will triumph over them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and He will be accompanied by His called and chosen and faithful ones."

Revelation 19:16
And He has a name written on His robe and on His thigh: King of kings and Lord of lords.

Treasury of Scripture

Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

who.

1 Timothy 1:11,17
According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust…

Psalm 47:2
For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

Psalm 83:18
That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

the King.

Ezra 7:12
Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a time.

Proverbs 8:15
By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

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: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.







Lexicon
which
ἣν (hēn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

[God] will bring about
δείξει (deixei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1166: A prolonged form of an obsolete primary of the same meaning; to show.

in [His]
(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.

own
ἰδίοις (idiois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

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.

[He who is] blessed
μακάριος (makarios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3107: Happy, blessed, to be envied. A prolonged form of the poetical makar; supremely blest; by extension, fortunate, well off.

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

[the] only
μόνος (monos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3441: Only, solitary, desolate. Probably from meno; remaining, i.e. Sole or single; by implication, mere.

Sovereign [One],
Δυνάστης (Dynastēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1413: (lit: a man who rules by force), a ruler, potentate; also: courtier, member of the court. From dunamai; a ruler or officer.

the
(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.

King
Βασιλεὺς (Basileus)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 935: A king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor. Probably from basis; a sovereign.

of
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

kings
βασιλευόντων (basileuontōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 936: (a) I rule, reign, (b) I reign over. From basileus; to rule.

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

Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

of
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

lords.
κυριευόντων (kyrieuontōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2961: To have authority, rule over. From kurios; to rule.
(15) Which in his times he shall shew.--More accurately rendered, which in his own seasons. Here the language of fervid expectation is qualified by words which imply that in St. Paul's mind then there was no certainty about the period of the "coming of the Lord." It depended on the unknown and mysterious counsels of the Most High. The impression left upon our minds by the words of this and the preceding verse is that St. Paul had given up all hope of living himself to see the dawn of that awful day, but he deemed it more than probable that his son in the faith would live to witness it. Hence his words to him: "Keep the commandment without spot until the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Who is the blessed and only Potentate.--The stately and rhythmical doxology with which the solemn charge to Timothy is closed was not improbably taken from a hymn loved by the Ephesian Christians, and often sung in their churches; the words, then, were, likely enough, familiar to Timothy and his people, though now receiving a new and deeper meaning than before. Well might Timothy, as example to the flock of Ephesus, keep "the commandment without spot, unrebukeable"--fearlessly, even though danger and death were presented before him as the sure reward of his faithfulness--for He who in His own times should reveal (show) the Lord Jesus returning to earth in glory, was inconceivably greater and grander than any earthly potentate, king, or lord, before whose little throne Timothy might have to stand and be judged for his faithfulness to the "only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords."

Of the first of these sublime titles, God is termed "the blessed," or the happy, because He is the source of all blessedness and happiness; and the "only Potentate," in solemn assertion that the Christian's God was One, and that to none save to Him could this appellation "only Potentate" be applied. Possibly already in Ephesus the teachers of Gnosticism had begun their unhappy work--with their fables of the mighty aeons, and their strange Eastern conception of one God the source of good, and another the source of evil.

The King of kings, and Lord of lords.--God is king over those men style kings, and lord over all men call lords here.

Verse 15. - Its own for his, A.V. This correction seems to be manifestly right. The same phrase is rendered in 1 Timothy 2:6 and Titus 1:3 "in due time," in the A.V.; but in the R.V. 2:6 is "its own times," and in Titus 1:3 "his own seasons. In Galatians 6:9 καίρῳ ἰδίῳ is also rendered "in due season," in both the A.V. and the R.V. Such a phrase as ἐν καιροῖς ἰδίοις must be taken everywhere in the same sense. It clearly means at the fitting or proper time, and corresponds to the πλήρωμα τοῦ χρόνου, "the fullness of time," in Galatians 4:4. The two ideas are combined in Luke 1:20 (πληρωθήσονται εἰς τὸν καιρὸν αὐτῶν) and Luke 21:24 (comp. Ephesians 1:10). Shall show (δείξει). Δεικνύειν ἐπιφανείαν, "to show an appearing," is a somewhat unusual phrase, and is more classical than scriptural. The verb and the object are not of cognate sense (as "to display a display," or "to manifest a manifestation"), but the invisible God, God the Father, will, it is said, display the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ. The wonder displayed and manifested to the world is the appearing of Christ in his glory. The Author of that manifestation is God. The blessed; ὁ μακάριος (not εὐλογητός, as in Mark 14:61), is only here and in 1 Timothy 1:11 (where see note) applied to God in Scripture. The blessed and only Potentate. The phrase is a remarkable one. Δυνάστης (Potentate), which is only found elsewhere in the New Testament in Luke 1:52 and Acts 8:27, is applied to God here only. It is, however, so applied in 2 Macc. 3:24 2Macc. 12:15 2Macc. 15:23, where we have Πάσης ἐξουσιας δυνάστης Γόν μέγαν τοῦ κόσμου δυνάστην, and Δυνάστα τὧ῀ν οὐρανῶν; in all which places, as here, the phrase is used to signify, by way of contrast, the superiority of the power of God over all earthly power. In the first of the above-cited passages the language is singularly like that here used by St. Paul. For it is said that ὁ πάσης ἐξουσίας δυνάστης, "the Prince (or Potentate) of all power made a great apparition," or "appearing" (ἐπιφονείαν μεγάλην ἐποίησεν), for the overthrow of the blasphemer and persecutor Heliodorus. St. Paul must have had this in his mind, and compared the effect of "the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ," in overthrowing the Neros of the earth with the overthrow of Heliodorus (comp. 1 Thessalonians 1:7-10). King of kings, and Lord of lords, etc. (compare the slightly different phrase in Revelation 17:14 and Revelation 19:16, applied to the Son). So in Psalm 136:2, 3, God is spoken of as "God of gods, and Lord of lords." 6:11-16 It ill becomes any men, but especially men of God, to set their hearts upon the things of this world; men of God should be taken up with the things of God. There must be a conflict with corruption, and temptations, and the powers of darkness. Eternal life is the crown proposed for our encouragement. We are called to lay hold thereon. To the rich must especially be pointed out their dangers and duties, as to the proper use of wealth. But who can give such a charge, that is not himself above the love of things that wealth can buy? The appearing of Christ is certain, but it is not for us to know the time. Mortal eyes cannot bear the brightness of the Divine glory. None can approach him except as he is made known unto sinners in and by Christ. The Godhead is here adored without distinction of Persons, as all these things are properly spoken, whether of the Father, the Son, or the Holy Ghost. God is revealed to us, only in and through the human nature of Christ, as the only begotten Son of the Father.
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