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.
Darby Bible Translation
who gave himself a ransom for all, the testimony to be rendered in its own times;
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 --
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Who gave himself a ransom for all - This also is stated as a reason why prayer should be offered for all, and a proof that God desires the salvation of all. The argument is, that as Christ died for all, it is proper to pray for all, and that the fact that he died for all is proof that God desired the salvation of all. Whatever proof of his desire for their salvation can be derived from this in relation to any of the race, is proof in relation to all. On the meaning of the phrase "he gave himself a ransom," see the Matthew 20:28 note; Romans 3:25 note; on the fact that it was for "all," see the notes on 2 Corinthians 5:14.
See also the Supp. note on the same passage.
To be testified in due time - Margin, "a testimony." The Greek is, "the testimony in its own times," or in proper times - τὸ μαρτύριον καιροῖς ἰδίοις to marturion kairois idiois. There have been very different explanations of this phrase. The common interpretation, and that which seems to me to be correct, is, that "the testimony of this will be furnished in the proper time; that is, in the proper time it shall be made known through all the world;" see Rosenmuller. Paul affirms it as a great and important truth that Christ gave himself a ransom for all mankind - for Jews and Gentiles; for all classes and conditions of people alike. This truth had not always been understood. The Jews had supposed that salvation was designed exclusively for their nation, and denied that it could be extended to others, unless they became Jews. According to them, salvation was not provided for, or offered to pagans as such, but only on condition that they became Jews. In opposition to this, Paul says that it was a doctrine of revelation that redemption was to be provided for all people, and that it was intended that the testimony to this should be afforded at the proper time. It was not fully made known under the ancient dispensation, but now the period had come when it should be communicated to all; compare Romans 5:6 note, and Galatians 4:4 note.
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WHAT TO PRAY.--For Kings and Rulers "I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgiving, be made for all men; for kings, and all that are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity."--1 TIM. ii. 1, 2. What a faith in the power of prayer! A few feeble and despised Christians are to influence the mighty Roman emperors, and help in securing peace and quietness. Let us believe that prayer is a power that is taken up …
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just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel."
1 Corinthians 1:6
even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you,
who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,
1 Timothy 6:15
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,
but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior,
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