To the only God our Saviour (monwi qewi swthri hmwn). Dative in the noble doxology. See Romans 16:27 , monwi sopwi qewi (to the alone wise God), where also we have dia Ihsou Cristou, but without tou kuriou hmwn (our Lord) as here. Swthr is used of God eight times in the N.T., six of them in the Pastoral Epistles. Doxa (glory) to God or Christ in all the doxologies except 1 Timothy 6:16 . Megalosunh (Majesty) is a late LXX word, in N.T. only here and Hebrews 1:3 ; Hebrews 8:1 . Before all time (pro panto tou aiwno). Eternity behind us. See same idea in 1 Corinthians 2:7pro twn aiwnwn. Now (nun). The present. For ever more (ei panta tou aiwna). "Unto all the ages." All the future. As complete a statement of eternity as can be made in human language.