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16 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. 17 Worship and glory belong forever to the eternal king, the immortal, invisible, and only God. Amen.

Guidelines for the Church

18 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.

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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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