1 Timothy 1:15
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English Standard Version
The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

King James Bible
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

American Standard Version
Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief:

Douay-Rheims Bible
A faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into this world to save sinners, of whom I am the chief.

English Revised Version
Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief:

Webster's Bible Translation
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Weymouth New Testament
Faithful is the saying, and deserving of universal acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; among whom I stand foremost.

1 Timothy 1:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

This is a faithful saying (πιστὸς ὁ λόγος)

Better, faithful is the saying. A favorite phrase in these Epistles. oP. See 1 Timothy 3:1; 1 Timothy 4:9; 2 Timothy 2:11; Titus 3:8.

Worthy of all acceptation (πάσης ἀποδοχῆς ἄξιος)

The phrase only here and 1 Timothy 4:9. Ἁποδοχή Pasto olxx. Comp. Acts 2:41, ἀποδεξάμενοι τὸν λόγον received his word. Πάσης all or every describes the reception of which the saying is worthy as complete and excluding all doubt.

Came into the world (ἦλθεν εἰς τὸν κόσμον)

The phrase is unique in the Pastorals, and does not appear in Paul. It is Johannine. See John 1:9; John 3:19; John 11:27; John 12:46.

To save sinners (ἁναρτωλοὺς σῶσαι)

The thought is Pauline, but not the phrase. See Luke 9:56; Luke 19:10.

Chief (πρῶτος)

Or foremost. Comp. 1 Corinthians 15:9, and Ephesians 3:8. This expression is an advance on those.

1 Timothy 1:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a faithful.

1 Timothy 1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:

1 Timothy 3:1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.

1 Timothy 4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

2 Timothy 2:11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly...

Revelation 21:5 And he that sat on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said to me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Revelation 22:6 And he said to me, These sayings are faithful and true...

worthy.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 3:16,17,36 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish...

Acts 11:1,18 And the apostles and brothers that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God...

1 John 5:11 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

that.

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Matthew 9:13 But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous...

Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he said to them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick...

Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

John 1:29 The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.

John 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

Acts 3:26 To you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

Romans 3:24-26 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus...

Romans 5:6,8-10 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly...

Hebrews 7:25 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.

1 John 3:5,8 And you know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin...

1 John 4:9,10 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world...

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

of whom.

1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Job 42:6 Why I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Ezekiel 16:63 That you may remember, and be confounded, and never open your mouth any more because of your shame...

Ezekiel 36:31,32 Then shall you remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good...

1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given...

Cross References
Matthew 9:13
Go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."

Mark 2:17
And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."

Luke 15:2
And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."

Luke 19:10
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."

Romans 11:14
in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them.

1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Ephesians 3:8
To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,

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