Willeth (qelei). God's wish and will in so far as he can influence men. That all men should be saved (panta anqrwpou swqhnai). First aorist passive infinitive of swzw with accusative of general reference. See 1 Corinthians 10:33 ; 2 Corinthians 5:18 . To the knowledge (ei epignwsin). "The full knowledge" as in Colossians 1:6 ; Ephesians 4:13 (ten times in Paul). See 2 Timothy 3:7 for the whole phrase "full knowledge of the truth" (alhqeia 14 times in the Pastorals). Paul is anxious as in Colossians and Ephesians that the Gnostics may not lead the people astray. They need the full intellectual apprehension of Christianity.