1 Timothy 1:12

I thank (carin ecw). "I have gratitude to." Common phrase ( Luke 17:9 ), not elsewhere in Paul. That enabled me (twi endunamwsanti me). First aorist active articular participle of endunamow. Late verb, but regular Pauline idiom ( Romans 4:20 ; Philippians 4:13 ; Ephesians 6:10 ; 1 Timothy 1:12 ; 2 Timothy 4:17 ). Appointing me to his service (qemeno ei diakonian). Second aorist middle participle. Pauline phrase and atmosphere ( Acts 20:24 ; 1 Corinthians 3:5 ; 1 Corinthians 12:18 1 Corinthians 12:28 ; 2 Corinthians 3:6 ; 2 Corinthians 4:1 ; Colossians 1:23 Ephesians 3:7 ; 1 Timothy 4:6 ; 2 Timothy 4:5 2 Timothy 4:11 ).