Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This is a true saying, and by all means worthy to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief:

New American Standard Bible

It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them.

International Standard Version

This is a trustworthy saying that deserves complete acceptance: To this world Messiah came, sinful people to reclaim.

A Conservative Version

Faithful is the saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinful men, of whom I am foremost.

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:

Amplified

This is a faithful and trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance and approval, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost.

An Understandable Version

This saying is trustworthy and deserves to be fully accepted: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, and I am the worst of them all.

Anderson New Testament

Assuredly true and worthy of all acceptation is this saying: that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

Bible in Basic English

It is a true saying, in which all may put their faith, that Christ Jesus came into the world to give salvation to sinners, of whom I am the chief:

Common New Testament

It is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinnersof whom I am the foremost.

Daniel Mace New Testament

it is a proposition worthy to be believ'd, and be embrac'd by all, that Jesus Christ is come into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the greatest.

Darby Translation

Faithful is the word, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the first.

Godbey New Testament

It is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief:

Goodspeed New Testament

It is a trustworthy saying, entitled to the fullest acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. And I am the foremost of them,

John Wesley New Testament

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

Julia Smith Translation

Faithful the word, and worthy of all acceptance, for Christ Jesus came into the world to save the sinful; of whom I am first.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

The saying [is] trustworthy and worthy of all acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

Modern King James verseion

Faithful is the Word and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

Moffatt New Testament

It is a sure word, it deserves all praise, that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners"; and though I am the foremost of sinners,

Montgomery New Testament

Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that "Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners"! And there is no greater sinner than I!

NET Bible

This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" -- and I am the worst of them!

New Heart English Bible

The saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Noyes New Testament

True is the saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

Sawyer New Testament

The word is true and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief;

The Emphasized Bible

Faithful, the saying! and, of all acceptance, worthy, - that, Christ Jesus, came into the world, sinners, to save: of whom, the chief, am, I; -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

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

Twentieth Century New Testament

How true the saying is, and worthy of the fullest acceptance, that 'Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners'! And there is no greater sinner than I!

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

It is a saying to be trusted and deserves our fullest acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; and I am the foremost of them.

World English Bible

The saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Worrell New Testament

Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief;

Worsley New Testament

It is a truth highly to be believed, and worthy to be received by all, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners:---of whom I am one of the chief.

Youngs Literal Translation

stedfast is the word, and of all acceptation worthy, that Christ Jesus came to the world to save sinners -- first of whom I am;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

is a faithful
πιστός 
Pistos 
Usage: 51

λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἄξιος 
Axios 
Usage: 28

of all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ἀποδοχή 
Apodoche 
Usage: 2

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

to save
σώζω 
Sozo 
Usage: 79

ἁμαρτωλός 
Hamartolos 
Usage: 31

of whom
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

am
εἰμί 
Eimi 
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 72

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Timothy 1:15

References

Images 1 Timothy 1:15

Prayers for 1 Timothy 1:15

Context Readings

Paul's Thankfulness For The Mercy Shown To Him

14 Neverthelater, the grace of our Lord was more abundant, with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus. 15 This is a true saying, and by all means worthy to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief: 16 for this cause was mercy given unto me, that Jesus Christ should first show on me all long patience, unto the example of them which shall, in time to come, believe on him unto eternal life.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 15:9

For I am the least of all the apostles, which am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the congregation of God:

1 Timothy 3:1

This is a true saying: If a man covet the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

2 Timothy 2:11

It is a true saying: If we be dead with him, we also shall live with him;

Titus 3:8

This is a true saying. Of these things I would thou shouldest certify, that they which believe God, might be diligent to go forward in good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Matthew 1:21

She shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus: For he shall save his people from their sins."

Matthew 9:13

Go and learn, what that meaneth: 'I have pleasure in mercy, and not in offering.' For I am not come to call the righteous, but the sinners to repentance."

Matthew 20:28

Even as the son of man came, not to be ministered unto, but to minister: and to give his life for the redemption of many."

Mark 2:17

When Jesus heard that, he said unto them, "The whole have no need of the Physician: but the sick. I came not to call the righteous, but the sinners to repentance."

John 3:16-17

For God so loveth the world, that he hath given his only son, for the intent that none that believe in him should perish: But should have everlasting life.

Ephesians 3:8

Unto me, the least of all saints, is this grace given; that I should preach among the gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,

1 Timothy 4:9

This is a sure saying, and of all parties worthy to be received.

Luke 5:32

I came not to call the righteous: but the sinners to repentance."

Luke 19:10

For the son of man is come to seek, and to save that which was lost."

John 1:12

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to be the sons of God: in that they believed on his name:

John 1:29

The next day, John saw Jesus coming unto him, and said, "Behold, the lamb of God, which taketh 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.

1 Timothy 1:13

when before I was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and a tyrant. But I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly, through unbelief:

1 John 4:9-10

Herein appeared the love of God to us ward, because that God sent his only begotten son into the world, that we should live through him.

Revelation 22:6

And he said unto me, "These sayings are faithful, and true. And the Lord God of saints and prophets sent his angel to show unto his servants, the things which must shortly be fulfilled.

Job 42:6

Wherefore I give mine own self the blame, and take repentance in the dust and ashes."

Ezekiel 16:63

That thou mayest think upon it, be ashamed, and excuse thine own confusion no more: when I have forgiven thee all that thou hast done, sayeth the LORD God.'"

Ezekiel 36:31-32

Then shall ye remember your own wicked ways, and your imaginations, which were not good: so that ye shall take displeasure at your own selves, by reason of your sins and abominations.

Matthew 18:10

See that ye despise not one of these little ones. For I say unto you, that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my father, which is in heaven.

John 3:36

He that believeth on the son, hath everlasting life. And he that believeth not the son, shall not see life: but the wrath of God abideth on him."

Acts 3:26

First unto you hath God raised up his son Jesus, and him he hath sent to bless you, that every one of you should turn from your wickedness."

Acts 11:1

And the Apostles and the brethren that were throughout Jewry heard say that the Heathen had also received the word of God.

Acts 11:18

When they heard this, they held their peace and glorified God, saying, "Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life."

Romans 3:24-26

but are justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus

Romans 5:6

For when we were yet weak according to the time: Christ died for us which were ungodly.

Romans 5:8-10

But God setteth out his love that he hath to us; Seeing that while we were yet sinners; Christ died for us.

1 Timothy 1:19

having faith and good conscience, which some have put away from them, and as concerning faith have made shipwreck.

Hebrews 7:25

Wherefore he is able also ever to save them that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth, to make intercession for us.

1 John 3:5

And ye know that he appeared to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him.

1 John 3:8

He that committeth sin is of the devil: for the devil sinneth since the beginning. But for this cause appeared the son of God, even to destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 5:11

And this is the witness: how that God hath given unto us eternal life, and this life is in his son.

Revelation 5:9

and they sung a new song saying, "Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof, for thou wast killed, and hast redeemed us by thy blood, out of all kindreds, and tongues, and people, and nations,

Revelation 21:5

And he that sat upon the seat said, "Behold I make all things new." And he said unto me, "Write, for these words are faithful and true."

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