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16 But I was given mercy so that in me Christ Jesus could show that he has patience without limit. Christ showed his patience with me, the worst of all sinners. He wanted me to be an example for those who would believe in him and have eternal life. 17 Honor and glory to the King who rules forever. He cannot be destroyed and cannot be seen. Honor and glory forever and ever to the only God. Amen.

18 Timothy, you are like a son to me. What I am telling you to do agrees with the prophecies[a] that were told about you in the past. I want you to remember those prophecies and fight the good fight of faith.

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  1. 1 Timothy 1:18 prophecies Things that prophets said about Timothy’s life before those things happened.

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