1 Timothy 1:13-16 NIV

13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor1 and a violent man, I was shown mercy2 because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.3

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      14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly,4 along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.5

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      15 Here is a trustworthy saying6 that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners7--of whom I am the worst.

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      16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy8 so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience9 as an example for those who would believe10 on him and receive eternal life.11

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