9realizing the fact that 1law is not made for a righteousperson, but for those who are lawless and 2rebellious, for the 3ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and 4profane, for those who kill their fathersormothers, for murderers10aand b5immoralmencand 6homosexualsdand 7kidnapperseand 8liarsfand 9perjurers, and whateverelse is contrary to 10soundteaching,
11according to 11the gloriousgospel of 12the blessedGod, with which I have been 13entrusted.
I thank14ChristJesus our Lord, who has 15strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, 16putting me into service,
even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a 17persecutor and a violentaggressor. Yet I was 18shownmercybecause19I actedignorantly in unbelief;
and the 20grace of our Lord was morethanabundant, with the 21faith and love which are found in ChristJesus.
1522It is a trustworthystatement, deservingfullacceptance, that 23ChristJesuscame into the world to 24savesinners, among whom25I amforemost of all.
16Yet for thisreason I 26foundmercy, so that in me as the foremost, JesusChrist might 27demonstrate His perfectpatience as an example for thosegwho wouldbelieve in Him for eternallife.
17Now to the 28Kingheternal, 29immortal, 30invisible, the 31onlyGod, 32be honor and gloryiforever and ever. Amen.
18This33command I entrust to you, Timothy, 34my json, in accordance with the 35propheciespreviouslymadeconcerning you, that by them you 36fight the goodfight,
19keeping37faith and a goodconscience, whichsome have rejected and sufferedshipwreck in regard to k38their faith.