John Calvin Complete Commentary - 1 Timothy 1:16 - 1:16

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John Calvin Complete Commentary - 1 Timothy 1:16 - 1:16


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16That in me the first Jesus Christ might shew When he calls himself the first, he alludes to what he had said a little before, that he was the first (26) among sinners and, therefore, this word means “” or, “ all.” The Apostle’ meaning is, that, from the very beginning, God held out such a pattern as might be visible from a conspicuous and lofty platform, that no one might doubt that he would obtain pardon, provided that he approached to Christ by faith. And, indeed, the distrust entertained by all of us is counteracted, when we thus behold in Paul a visible model of that grace which we desire to see.



(26) “Qu’ estoit le premier ou le principal de tous les pecheurs.” — “ he was the first, or the chief, of all sinners.”