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16 howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me as chief might Jesus Christ show forth all his longsuffering, for an ensample of them that should thereafter believe on him unto eternal life. 17 Now unto the King [a]eternal, [b]immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory [c]for ever and ever. Amen.

18 This charge I commit unto thee, my child Timothy, according to the prophecies which led the way to thee, that by them thou mayest war the good warfare;

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  1. 1 Timothy 1:17 Greek of the ages. Compare Heb. 1:2; Rev. 15:3.
  2. 1 Timothy 1:17 Greek incorruptible.
  3. 1 Timothy 1:17 Greek unto the ages of the ages.

16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy(A) so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience(B) as an example for those who would believe(C) in him and receive eternal life.(D) 17 Now to the King(E) eternal, immortal,(F) invisible,(G) the only God,(H) be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.(I)

The Charge to Timothy Renewed

18 Timothy, my son,(J) I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you,(K) so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well,(L)

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