The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly,1 along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.215
Here is a trustworthy saying3 that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners4--of whom I am the worst.
But for that very reason I was shown mercy5 so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience6 as an example for those who would believe7 on him and receive eternal life.817
Now to the King9 eternal, immortal,10 invisible,11 the only God,12 be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.1318
Timothy, my son,14 I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you,15 so that by following them you may fight the good fight,1619
holding on to faith and a good conscience.17 Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith.1820
Among them are Hymenaeus19 and Alexander,20 whom I have handed over to Satan21 to be taught not to blaspheme.