Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

but God had mercy on me in order that in my case as the foremost, Christ Jesus might display his perfect patience, as an example to those who would later believe in him and find eternal life.

New American Standard Bible

Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.

King James Version

Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

Holman Bible

But I received mercy for this reason, so that in me, the worst of them, Christ Jesus might demonstrate His extraordinary patience as an example to those who would believe in Him for eternal life.

International Standard Version

I am the worst of them. But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the worst sinner, the Messiah Jesus might demonstrate all of his patience as an example for those who would believe in him for eternal life.

A Conservative Version

But because of this I obtained mercy, so that in me, the foremost, Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering for an example of those who were going to believe in him for eternal life.

American Standard Version

howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me as chief might Jesus Christ show forth all his longsuffering, for an ensample of them that should thereafter believe on him unto eternal life.

Amplified

Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost [of sinners], Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example or pattern for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.

An Understandable Version

However, even though I was the worst, I obtained mercy so that the patience of Jesus Christ could be shown toward the worst [of sinners] as an example for those people who would later believe in Him in order to [receive] never ending life.

Anderson New Testament

But for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all long-suffering, for an example to those who might afterward believe on him in order to life eternal.

Bible in Basic English

But for this reason I was given mercy, so that in me, the chief of sinners, Jesus Christ might make clear all his mercy, as an example to those who in the future would have faith in him to eternal life.

Common New Testament

But I received mercy for this reason, so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience for an example to those who would believe in him for eternal life.

Daniel Mace New Testament

however I obtained mercy, that Jesus Christ might demonstrate the greatness of his clemency, by making me an eminent instance of it to those who should hereafter believe in him, in order to eternal life.

Darby Translation

But for this reason mercy was shewn me, that in me, the first, Jesus Christ might display the whole long-suffering, for a delineation of those about to believe on him to life eternal.

Godbey New Testament

but on this account I obtained mercy, in order that Jesus Christ might in me the chief show forth all longsuffering, for an example of those about to believe on him unto eternal life.

John Wesley New Testament

Yet for this cause I obtained mercy, that on me the chief Jesus Christ might shew all long-suffering, for a pattern to them who should hereafter believe in him to life everlasting.

Julia Smith Translation

But for this was I commiserated, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a model to them about to believe on him to eternal life.

King James 2000

But for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for an example to them who should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But because of this I was shown mercy, in order that in me foremost, Christ Jesus might demonstrate his total patience, for an example for those who are going to believe in him for eternal life.

Modern King James verseion

But for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering, as a pattern to those being about to believe on Him to life everlasting.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

for this cause was mercy given unto me, that Jesus Christ should first show on me all long patience, unto the example of them which shall, in time to come, believe on him unto eternal life.

Moffatt New Testament

I obtained mercy, for the purpose of furnishing Christ Jesus with the chief illustration of his utter patience; I was to be the typical instance of all who were to believe in him and gain eternal life.

Montgomery New Testament

Yet for this very cause I obtained mercy, so that in me, the chief of sinners, Jesus Christ might display all his boundless patience as an illustration for those who should later believe in him, and so gain life eternal.

NET Bible

But here is why I was treated with mercy: so that in me as the worst, Christ Jesus could demonstrate his utmost patience, as an example for those who are going to believe in him for eternal life.

New Heart English Bible

However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first, Jesus Christ might display all his patience, for an example of those who were going to believe in him for eternal life.

Noyes New Testament

But for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me especially Christ Jesus might show forth all his longsuffering, as an example to those who should hereafter believe in him to life everlasting.

Sawyer New Testament

but on this account I obtained mercy, that Jesus Christ might exhibit in me first all long-suffering, for an example to those who should hereafter believe in him to life eternal.

The Emphasized Bible

Nevertheless, on this account, was mercy shewn me, - that, in me, the chief, Christ Jesus might shew forth his entire longsuffering, for an ensample of them about to believe on him unto life age-abiding.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But for this end obtained I mercy, that in me, the chief, Jesus Christ might shew forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to those who should after believe in him unto eternal life.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Yet mercy was shown me for the express purpose that Christ Jesus might exhibit in my case, beyond all others, his exhaustless patience, as an example for those who were afterwards to believe on him and attain Immortal Life.

Webster

However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them who should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

Weymouth New Testament

But mercy was shown me in order that in me as the foremost of sinners Christ Jesus might display the fulness of His long-suffering patience as an example to encourage those who would afterwards be resting their faith on Him with a view to the Life of the Ages.

Williams New Testament

Yet, mercy was shown me for the very purpose that in my case as the foremost of sinners Jesus might display His perfect patience, to make me an example to those who in the future might believe on Him to obtain eternal life.

World English Bible

However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first, Jesus Christ might display all his patience, for an example of those who were going to believe in him for eternal life.

Worrell New Testament

but for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me, as chief, Christ Jesus might show forth all His longsuffering for an example to those about to believe on Him unto eternal life.

Worsley New Testament

But for this end I obtained mercy, that in me a chief sinner Jesus Christ might display his long-suffering, for an example to those who should afterwards believe on Him to eternal life.

Youngs Literal Translation

but because of this I found kindness, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all long-suffering, for a pattern of those about to believe on him to life age-during:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

for
διά 
Dia 
πρός 
Pros 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 527
Usage: 412

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

me
ἐμοί 
Emoi 
me, I, mine, my, 9
Usage: 58

πρῶτος 
Protos 
Usage: 67

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

ἐνδείκνυμι 
Endeiknumi 
show, show forth, do, vr show
Usage: 11

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

μακροθυμία 
Makrothumia 
Usage: 14

ὑποτύπωσις 
Hupotuposis 
Usage: 2

μέλλω 
mello 
shall, should, would, to come, will, things to come, not tr,
Usage: 90

πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

on
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

him

Usage: 0

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

ζωή 
Zoe 
Usage: 88

Context Readings

Paul's Thankfulness For The Mercy Shown To Him

15 It is a trustworthy saying, entitled to the fullest acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. And I am the foremost of them, 16 but God had mercy on me in order that in my case as the foremost, Christ Jesus might display his perfect patience, as an example to those who would later believe in him and find eternal life. 17 To the eternal King, immortal and invisible, the one God, be honor and glory forever and ever! Amen.


Cross References

1 Timothy 1:13

though I once used to abuse, persecute, and insult him. But he had mercy on me, because I had acted in ignorance and unbelief,

Ephesians 2:7

to show the incomparable wealth of his mercy throughout the ages to come by his goodness to us through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:7

to show the incomparable wealth of his mercy throughout the ages to come by his goodness to us through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:7

to show the incomparable wealth of his mercy throughout the ages to come by his goodness to us through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:7-13

to show the incomparable wealth of his mercy throughout the ages to come by his goodness to us through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:7

to show the incomparable wealth of his mercy throughout the ages to come by his goodness to us through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:7

to show the incomparable wealth of his mercy throughout the ages to come by his goodness to us through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:7

to show the incomparable wealth of his mercy throughout the ages to come by his goodness to us through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:7

to show the incomparable wealth of his mercy throughout the ages to come by his goodness to us through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:7

to show the incomparable wealth of his mercy throughout the ages to come by his goodness to us through Christ Jesus.

Luke 7:47

Therefore, I tell you, her sins, many as they are, are forgiven, for she has loved me so much. But the man with little to be forgiven loves me but little."

Luke 15:10

In just that way, I tell you, there is joy among the angels of God over one sinful person who repents!"

Luke 18:13-14

But the tax-collector stood at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven, but struck his breast, and said, 'O God, have mercy on a sinner like me!'

Luke 19:7-9

And when they saw this, everyone complained, and said, "He has gone to stay with an irreligious man!"

Luke 23:43

And he said to him, "I tell you, you will be in Paradise with me today!"

John 3:15-16

so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life."

John 3:36

Whoever believes in the Son possesses eternal life, but whoever disobeys the Son will not experience life, but will remain under the anger of God.

John 5:24

I tell you, whoever listens to my message and believes him who has sent me, possesses eternal life, and will not come to judgment, but has already passed out of death into life.

John 6:37

All that my Father gives to me will come to me, and I will never refuse anyone who comes to me,

John 6:40

For it is the purpose of my Father that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and that I shall raise him to life on the Last Day."

John 6:54

Whoever lives on my flesh and drinks my blood possesses eternal life, and I will raise him to life on the Last Day.

John 20:31

But these have been recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and through believing you may have life as his followers.

Acts 13:39

and that through union with him everyone who believes is cleared of every charge of which the Law of Moses could not clear you.

Romans 2:4-5

Do you think so lightly of his wealth of kindness, forbearance, and patience, and fail to see that God's kindness ought to induce you to repent?

Romans 5:20-21

Then law slipped in, and multiplied the offense. But greatly as sin multiplied, God's mercy has far surpassed it,

Romans 6:23

For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is eternal life through union with Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 15:4

For everything that was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that by being steadfast and through the encouragement the Scriptures give, we might hold our hope fast.

2 Corinthians 4:1

So since by the mercy of God I am engaged in this service, I never lose heart.

Ephesians 1:6

so that we might praise the splendid blessing which he has given us through his beloved Son.

Ephesians 1:12

to win praise for his glory, by having been the first to believe in Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:10

when on that Day he comes to be honored in his people, and wondered at in all who believe in him??ecause our testimony has been confirmed in you.

Hebrews 7:25

Therefore, he is able to save forever all who come to God through him, because he lives and intercedes for them forever.

1 Peter 3:20

who had once been disobedient, when in Noah's time God in his patience waited for the ark to be made ready, in which a few people, eight in all, were brought safely through the water.

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow about his promise, in the sense that some men think; he is really showing his patience with you, because he does not want any to perish, but wishes all men to be brought to repentance.

2 Peter 3:15

Look upon our Lord's patience as salvation, just as our dear brother Paul, with the wisdom that God gave him, wrote you to do,

1 John 5:11-12

And that testimony is that God has given us eternal life, and that this life is found in his Son.

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