1 Timothy 1:13
Good News Translation
even though in the past I spoke evil of him and persecuted and insulted him. But God was merciful to me because I did not yet have faith and so did not know what I was doing.

Contemporary English Version
I used to say terrible and insulting things about him, and I was cruel. But Christ had mercy on me because I didn't know what I was doing, and I had not yet put my faith in him.

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.

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

was.

Acts 8:3 But Saul made havock of the church, entering in from house to house: and dragging away men and women, committed them to prison.

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

Acts 22:4 Who persecuted this way unto death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women,

Acts 26:9-11 And I indeed did formerly think 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, who am not worthy 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 and wasted it.

Philippians 3:6 According to zeal, persecuting the church of God: According to the justice that is in the law, conversing without blame.

but.

1 Timothy 1:16 But for this cause have I obtained mercy: that in me first Christ Jesus might shew forth all patience, for the information of them that shall believe in him unto life everlasting.

Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her unto me in the earth, and I will have mercy on her that was without mercy. [24] And I will say to that which is not my people: Thou art my people: and they shall say: Thou art my God.

Romans 5:20,21 Now the law entered in that sin might abound. And where sin abounded, grace did more abound. . . .

Romans 11:30,31 For as you also in times past did not believe God, but now have obtained mercy, through their unbelief: . . .

Hebrews 4:16 Let us go therefore with confidence to the throne of grace: that we may obtain mercy and find grace in seasonable aid.

1 Peter 2:10 Who in times past were not a people: but are now the people of God. Who had not obtained mercy: but now have obtained mercy.

because.

Numbers 15:30 But the soul that committeth any thing through pride, whether he be born in the land or a stranger (because he hath been rebellious against the Lord) shall be cut off from among his people:

Luke 12:47 And that servant, who knew the will of his lord and prepared not himself and did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

Luke 23:34 And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots.

John 9:39-41 And Jesus said: For judgment I am come into this world: that they who see not may see; and they who see may become blind. . . .

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

Acts 26:9 And I indeed did formerly think 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 illuminated, have tasted also the heavenly gift and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, . . .

Hebrews 10:26-29 For if we sin wilfully after having the knowledge of the truth, there is now left no sacrifice for sins: . . .

2 Peter 2:21,22 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of justice than, after they have known it, to turn back from that holy commandment which was delivered to them. . . .

Context
God's Grace to Paul
12I give him thanks who hath strengthened me, even to Christ Jesus our Lord, for that he hath counted me faithful, putting me in the ministry: 13Who before was a blasphemer and a persecutor and contumelious. But I obtained the mercy of God, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 14Now the grace of our Lord hath abounded exceedingly with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.…
Cross References
Acts 8:3
But Saul made havock of the church, entering in from house to house: and dragging away men and women, committed them to prison.

Acts 26:9
And I indeed did formerly think that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

1 Corinthians 7:25
Now, concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord: but I give counsel, as having obtained mercy of the Lord, to be faithful.

1 Timothy 1:16
But for this cause have I obtained mercy: that in me first Christ Jesus might shew forth all patience, for the information of them that shall believe in him unto life everlasting.

Additional Translations
I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a violent man; yet because I had acted in ignorance and unbelief, I was shown mercy.

being formerly a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and insolent; but I was shown mercy, because I did it in unbelief, being ignorant.

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

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

who before was a blasphemer and persecutor, and an insolent overbearing [man]: but mercy was shewn me because I did it ignorantly, in unbelief.

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

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

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;

although I was before a blasphemer, a persecutor, and insolent. However, I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

who before was speaking evil, and persecuting, and insulting, but I found kindness, because, being ignorant, I did it in unbelief,
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