суббота, 5 апреля 2008 г.

Apostle Paul's Faith

12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: 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 chief.
The First Epistle to Timothy (1)
This is a useful source http://bible.cc/, you can see different translations and some comments.
Line 13 to me seems comforting.
Line 15 ... Shows Apostle Pauls humility and penitence. By the way, this line is sometimes read in the Divine Liturgy (with some other prayers) in the Orthodox Church, just before taking the Holy Communion. And also in Russian transation the last word is 'the first'.

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