who has saved1 us and called2 us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done3 but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
but it has now been revealed4 through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus,5 who has destroyed death6 and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
And of this gospel7 I was appointed8 a herald and an apostle and a teacher.912
That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed,10 because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard11 what I have entrusted to him for that day.1213
What you heard from me,13 keep14 as the pattern15 of sound teaching,16 with faith and love in Christ Jesus.17