The Lord’s Grace to Paul

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength,(A) that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.(B) 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor(C) and a violent man, I was shown mercy(D) because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.(E) 14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly,(F) along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.(G)

15 Here is a trustworthy saying(H) that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners(I)—of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy(J) so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience(K) as an example for those who would believe(L) in him and receive eternal life.(M) 17 Now to the King(N) eternal, immortal,(O) invisible,(P) the only God,(Q) be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.(R)

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35 Then Jesus declared, “I am(A) the bread of life.(B) Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes(C) in me will never be thirsty.(D) 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37 All those the Father gives me(E) will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38 For I have come down from heaven(F) not to do my will but to do the will(G) of him who sent me.(H) 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me,(I) but raise them up at the last day.(J) 40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son(K) and believes in him shall have eternal life,(L) and I will raise them up at the last day.”

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