I thank1ChristJesus our Lord, who has 2strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, 3putting me into service,
even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a 4persecutor and a violentaggressor. Yet I was 5shownmercybecause6I actedignorantly in unbelief;
and the 7grace of our Lord was morethanabundant, with the 8faith and love which are found in ChristJesus.
159It is a trustworthystatement, deservingfullacceptance, that 10ChristJesuscame into the world to 11savesinners, among whom12I amforemost of all.
16Yet for thisreason I 13foundmercy, so that in me as the foremost, JesusChrist might 14demonstrate His perfectpatience as an example for thoseawho wouldbelieve in Him for eternallife.
17Now to the 15Kingbeternal, 16immortal, 17invisible, the 18onlyGod, 19be honor and glorycforever and ever. Amen.