1 Timothy 1:13
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English Standard Version
though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,

King James Bible
Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

American Standard Version
though I was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: howbeit I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who before was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and contumelious. But I obtained the mercy of God, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

English Revised Version
though I was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: howbeit I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief;

Webster's Bible Translation
Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief:

Weymouth New Testament
though I was previously a blasphemer and a persecutor and had been insolent in outrage. Yet mercy was shown me, because I had acted ignorantly, not having as yet believed;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Blasphemer - persecutor - injurious (βλάσφημον - διώκτην - ὑβριστήν)

Neither βλάσφημος nor διώκτης is used by Paul. Βλάσφημος in Acts 7:11; 2 Peter 2:11; διώκτης N.T.o.; ὑβριστής in Romans 1:30 only; often in lxx. See on blasphemy Mark 7:22, and comp. 1 Corinthians 10:30. Ὑβριστής is one whose insolence and contempt of others break forth in wanton and outrageous acts. Paul was ὑβριστής when he persecuted the church. He was ὑβρισθείς shamefully entreated at Philippi (1 Thessalonians 2:2). Christ prophesies that the Son of man shall be shamefully entreated (ὑβρισθήσεται, Luke 18:32). Similar regretful references of Paul to his former career appear in Acts 22:4; Galatians 1:13, Galatians 1:23. Such a passage may have occurred in some Pauline letters to which this writer had access, or it may be an imitation.

I obtained mercy (ἠλεήθην)

Comp. 1 Timothy 1:16. In speaking of his conversion, Paul uses χάρις grace. See 1 Timothy 1:14, and the apostleship he speaks of himself as one who has obtained mercy (ἠλεημένος) of the Lord to be faithful. 1 Corinthians 7:25; comp. 2 Corinthians 4:1.

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was.

Acts 8:3 As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.

Acts 9:1,5,13 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest...

Acts 22:4 And I persecuted this way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

Acts 26:9-11 I truly thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth...

1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Galatians 1:13 For you have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God...

Philippians 3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

but.

1 Timothy 1:16 However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering...

Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her to me in the earth; and I will have mercy on her that had not obtained mercy...

Romans 5:20,21 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound...

Romans 11:30,31 For as you in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief...

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

1 Peter 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

because.

Numbers 15:30 But the soul that does ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproaches the LORD...

Luke 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will...

Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

John 9:39-41 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind...

Acts 3:17 And now, brothers, I know that through ignorance you did it, as did also your rulers.

Acts 26:9 I truly thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

Hebrews 6:4-8 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift...

Hebrews 10:26-29 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins...

2 Peter 2:21,22 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it...

Cross References
Acts 8:3
But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.

Acts 26:9
"I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

1 Corinthians 7:25
Now concerning the betrothed, I have no command from the Lord, but I give my judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy.

1 Timothy 1:16
But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.

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