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,
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;
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;
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Which in his times he shall show - Jesus will appear in the most proper time; the time which the infinite God in his wisdom has appointed for the second coming of his Son.
The blessed and only Potentate - Δυναστης, Potentate, is applied to secular governors; but none of these can be styled ὁ μακαριος και μονος, the happy and only One; ὁ Βασιλευς των βασιλευοντων, the King of kings, or the King over all kings; and Κυριος των κυριευοντων, the Lord over all lords or rulers. These are titles which could not be given to any mortals. This is made more specific by the verse following.
1 Timothy 6:15Ὁ μακαριος και μονος Δυναστης, ὁ Βασιλευς των βασιλευοντων, και Κυριος των κυριευοντων.
The supreme Being is also styled the King of kings, and the Blessed, by Aeschylus in his tragedy of the Supplicants: -
Αναξ ανακτων, μακαρων
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'Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.'--1 TIM. vi. 19. In the first flush of the sense of brotherhood, the Church of Jerusalem tried the experiment of having all things in common. It was not a success, it was soon abandoned, it never spread. In the later history of the Church, and especially in these last Pauline letters, we see clearly that distinctions of pecuniary position were very definitely marked amongst the …
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For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever.
1 Timothy 1:11
that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.
1 Timothy 1:17
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 2:6
who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.
They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings--and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers."
On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.
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