This is a statement that can be trusted and deserves complete acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, and I am the foremost sinner.
However, I was treated with mercy so that Christ Jesus could use me, the foremost sinner, to demonstrate his patience. This patience serves as an example for those who would believe in him and live forever.
Worship and glory belong forever to the eternal king, the immortal, invisible, and only God. Amen.
Timothy, my child, I'm giving you this order about the prophecies that are still coming to you: Use these prophecies in faith and with a clear conscience to fight this noble war.
Some have refused to let their faith guide their conscience and their faith has been destroyed like a wrecked ship.
Among these people are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan in order to teach them not to dishonor God.