71wanting to be 2teachers of the Law, even though they do not understandeitherwhat they are sayingor the matters aboutwhich they makeconfidentassertions.
But we know that 3the Law is good, ifoneuses it lawfully,
9realizing the fact that 4law is not made for a righteousperson, but for those who are lawless and 5rebellious, for the 6ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and 7profane, for those who kill their fathersormothers, for murderers10aand b8immoralmencand 9homosexualsdand 10kidnapperseand 11liarsfand 12perjurers, and whateverelse is contrary to 13soundteaching,
11according to 14the gloriousgospel of 15the blessedGod, with which I have been 16entrusted.
I thank17ChristJesus our Lord, who has 18strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, 19putting me into service,
even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a 20persecutor and a violentaggressor. Yet I was 21shownmercybecause22I actedignorantly in unbelief ;
and the 23grace of our Lord was morethanabundant, with the 24faith and love which are found in ChristJesus.
1525It is a trustworthystatement, deservingfullacceptance, that 26ChristJesuscame into the world to 27savesinners, among whom28I amforemost of all.
16Yet for thisreason I 29foundmercy, so that in me as the foremost, JesusChrist might 30demonstrate His perfectpatience as an example for thosegwho wouldbelieve in Him for eternallife.
17Now to the 31Kingheternal, 32immortal, 33invisible, the 34onlyGod, 35be honor and gloryiforever and ever. Amen.