Parallel Verses

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.

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

But I obtained mercy for the reason that in me, as the foremost [of sinners], Jesus Christ might show forth and display all His perfect long-suffering and patience for an example to [encourage] those who would thereafter believe on Him for [the gaining of] 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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But for this cause I was received unto mercy that in me first, Jesus Christ might show forth all clemency, for an example to those who should hereafter believe in him for eternal life.

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.

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 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 16 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. 17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.


Cross References

1 Timothy 1:13

Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and insolent: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Ephesians 2:7

That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Exodus 34:8

And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped.

Numbers 23:3

And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by your burnt offering, and I will go: perhaps the LORD will come to meet me: and whatsoever he shows me I will tell you. And he went to a high place.

2 Chronicles 33:9-13

So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the nations, which the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel.

2 Chronicles 33:19

His prayer also, and how God received his entreaty, and all his sins, and his trespass, and the places in which he built high places, and set up idol poles and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers.

Psalm 25:11

For your name's sake, O LORD, pardon my iniquity; for it is great.

Isaiah 1:18

Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isaiah 43:25

I, even I, am he that blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and will not remember your sins.

Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Luke 7:47

Therefore I say unto you, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.

Luke 15:10

Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.

Luke 18:13-14

And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

Luke 19:7-9

And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

Luke 23:43

And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto you, Today shall you be with me in paradise.

John 3:15-16

That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:36

He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him.

John 5:24

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

John 6:37

All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and he that comes to me I will in no wise cast out.

John 6:40

And this is the will of him that sent me, that everyone who sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 6:54

Whosoever eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 20:31

But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through his name.

Acts 13:39

And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Romans 2:4-5

Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

Romans 5:20-21

Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 15:4

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

2 Corinthians 4:1

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

Ephesians 1:6

To the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he has made us accepted in the beloved.

Ephesians 1:12

That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:10

When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

Hebrews 7:25

Therefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.

1 Peter 3:20

Who formerly were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, by which a few, that is, eight souls were saved through water.

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:15

And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you;

1 John 5:11-12

And this is the witness, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

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