|1 Timothy 1: 1 - 2, 12 - 14
||Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,
||To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
||I thank him who has given me strength for this, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful by appointing me to his service,
||though I formerly blasphemed and persecuted and insulted him; but I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,
||and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.