1 Timothy 1:8–17

8 But we know that athe Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

9 realizing the fact that alaw is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and brebellious, for the cungodly and sinners, for the unholy and dprofane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers

10 1and 2aimmoral men 1and bhomosexuals 1and ckidnappers 1and dliars 1and eperjurers, and whatever else is contrary to fsound teaching,

11 according to athe glorious gospel of bthe blessed God, with which I have been centrusted.

12 I thank aChrist Jesus our Lord, who has bstrengthened me, because He considered me faithful, cputting me into service,

13 even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a apersecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was bshown mercy because cI acted ignorantly in unbelief;

14 and the agrace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the bfaith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.

15 aIt is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that bChrist Jesus came into the world to csave sinners, among whom dI am foremost of all.

16 Yet for this reason I afound mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might bdemonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those 1who would believe in Him for eternal life.

17 Now to the aKing 1eternal, bimmortal, cinvisible, the donly God, ebe honor and glory 2forever and ever. Amen.

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