Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For we know that the law is spiritual -- but I am unspiritual, sold into slavery to sin.
I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my nation, and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my ancestors.
In my zeal for God I persecuted the church. According to the righteousness stipulated in the law I was blameless.
1 Timothy 1:13
even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor, and an arrogant man. But I was treated with mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief,