Delivering thee (exairoumeno se). Present middle participle of exairew, old verb and usually so rendered, but the old Greek also uses it for "choose" as also in LXX ( Isaiah 48:10 ). The papyri give examples of both meanings and either makes good sense here. God was continually rescuing Paul "out of the hands of Jews and Gentiles and Paul was a chosen vessel" ( Isaiah 9:15 ). Modern scholars are also divided.