1 Timothy 2:5

One God (ei qeo). Regular Pauline argument for a universal gospel ( Galatians 3:20 ; Romans 3:30 ; Ephesians 4:6 ). One mediator (ei mesith). Late word (Polybius, Philo) from meso (middle), a middle man. In N.T. only here, Galatians 3:20 ; Hebrews 8:6 ; Hebrews 9:15 ; Hebrews 12:24 . Between God and men (qeou kai anqrwpwn). Ablative case (though objective genitive may explain it) after mesith (notion of separation) as in Romans 10:12 ; Hebrews 5:14 . Himself man (anqrwpo). No "himself" (auto) in the Greek.