1 Timothy 1:16

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

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.
New King James Version

However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.
New American Standard Bible

And yet for this reason I found mercy, in order that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience, as an example for those who would (or, destined to) believe in Him for eternal life.
New International Version

But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display His unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on Him and receive eternal life.
The Amplified Bible

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 longsuffering and patience for an example to [encourage] those who would thereafter believe on Him for [the gaining of] eternal life.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

Moreover, on this account I was shown mercy, in order that in me first Jesus Christ might demonstrate all the long-suffering [which He has] as an example to those who were to be believing on Him for life eternal.
Phillips’ Modern English

and that because of this very fact that God was particularly merciful to me. It was a demonstration of the extent of Christ’s patience towards the worst of men, to serve as an example to all who in the future should trust Him for eternal life.
Williams’ Language of the People

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.
1 Tim. 1:15 π 1 Tim. 1:17
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That Reference This Scripture

  1. Twelve Reasons for Suffering; The End Time Men - W.W. Fischer When sufferings happen we should realize we are identifying with the Lord’s walk through comparable situations, and because He went through them first He will lead us safely through them.
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