13 one who was formerly a blasphemer,(A) a persecutor,(B) and an arrogant man.(C) But I received mercy because I acted out of ignorance in unbelief. 14 And the grace of our Lord overflowed, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 15 This saying is trustworthy(D) and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world(E) to save sinners”(F)—and I am the worst of them.(G) 16 But I received mercy(H) for this reason, so that in me, the worst of them, Christ Jesus might demonstrate His extraordinary patience(I) as an example to those who would believe in Him for eternal life.(J)

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