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He saved us
    and called us with a holy calling,
not according to our own accomplishments,
    but according to his own purpose and the grace
that was given to us in the Messiah[a] Jesus
    before time began.[b]
10 Now, however, that grace[c] has been revealed
    through the coming of our Savior the Messiah[d] Jesus,
who has destroyed death
    and through the gospel has brought life
        and release from death into full view.

11 For the sake of this gospel[e] I was appointed to be a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the gentiles.[f]

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  1. 2 Timothy 1:9 Or Christ
  2. 2 Timothy 1:9 Lit. before the times of the ages
  3. 2 Timothy 1:10 Lit. however, it
  4. 2 Timothy 1:10 Or Christ
  5. 2 Timothy 1:11 Lit. For which
  6. 2 Timothy 1:11 Other mss. lack of the gentiles