1 Timothy 1:12-15 NIV

The Lord's Grace to Paul

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength,1 that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service.2

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13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor3 and a violent man, I was shown mercy4 because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.5

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      14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly,6 along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.7

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      15 Here is a trustworthy saying8 that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners9--of whom I am the worst.

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