1 Timothy 1:13-16

Godbey(i) 13 being antecedently a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and an insulter: but I obtained mercy, because I did it in unbelief being ignorant; 14 but the grace of our Lord with faith and the divine love which is in Christ Jesus superabounded. 15 It is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief: 16 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.