1 Timothy 1:12-17 - Paul's Thankfulness For The Mercy Shown To Him

12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, in that he accounted me faithful, 13 having put me into the ministry, Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecuter, and a reviler; but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant, with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the chief. 16 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. 17 Now to the king of eternity, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever, Amen.