The King James Version Bible

1 Timothy 1:11-16

  1. According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

  2. And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

  3. Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

  4. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

  5. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

  6. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.