But for that very reason I was shown mercy1 so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience2 as an example for those who would believe3 on him and receive eternal life.417
Now to the King5 eternal, immortal,6 invisible,7 the only God,8 be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.918
Timothy, my son,10 I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you,11 so that by following them you may fight the good fight,1219
holding on to faith and a good conscience.13 Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith.1420
Among them are Hymenaeus15 and Alexander,16 whom I have handed over to Satan17 to be taught not to blaspheme.