whom God the Father has chosen and predestined by the consecration of the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ, and to be sprinkled with his blood; God bless you and give you perfect peace.
God has not repudiated his people, which he had marked out from the first. Do you not know what the Scripture says in speaking of Elijah, how he appealed to God against Israel?
We always have to thank God for you, brothers whom the Lord so loves, because God chose you from the beginning to be saved through consecration by the Spirit and through faith in the truth,
to Jesus the negotiator of a new agreement, and to sprinkled blood that speaks more powerfully than even Abel's.
But you, by the fixed purpose and intention of God, handed him over to wicked men, and had him crucified.
The blessing of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the participation in the holy Spirit be with you all.
let us draw near to God in sincerity of heart and with perfect faith, with our hearts cleansed from the sense of sin, and our bodies washed with clean water.
Now that by obeying the truth you have purified your souls for sincere love of the brotherhood, you must love one another intensely and heartily,
If those days had not been cut short, nobody would have escaped, but for the sake of God's people those days will be cut short.
for false Christs and false prophets will appear, and they will show great signs and wonders to mislead God's chosen people if they can.
And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet-call, and they will gather his chosen people from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
If the Lord had not cut those days short, nobody would have escaped, but for the sake of his own chosen people he has cut the days short.
For false Christs and false prophets will appear, and they will show signs and wonders to mislead God's chosen people if they can.
and then he will send out the angels and gather his chosen people from the four winds, from one end of the world to the other.
Then will not God provide protection for his chosen people, who cry out to him day and night?
It was not you who chose me, it is I that have chosen you, and appointed you to go and bear fruit??ruit that shall be lasting, so that the Father may grant you whatever you ask him for as my followers.
Now I commit you to the Lord, and to the message of his favor, which will build you up and give you a place among those whom God has consecrated.
through whom we have received God's favor and been commissioned in his name to urge obedience and faith upon all the heathen,
for if you live under the control of the physical you will die, but if, by means of the Spirit, you put the body's doings to death, you will live.
For those whom he had marked out from the first he predestined to be made like his Son, so that he should be the eldest of many brothers;
Who can bring any accusation against those whom God has chosen? God pronounces them upright;
so as to show all the wealth of his glory in dealing with the objects of his mercy, whom he has prepared from the beginning to share his glory,
So too at the present time there is a remnant selected by God's mercy.
From the point of view of the good news they are treated as enemies of God on your account; but from the point of view of God's choice, they are dear to him because of their forefathers,
in making me a minister of Christ Jesus among the heathen, to act as a priest of God's good news, to see that the heathen are an acceptable sacrifice, consecrated by the holy Spirit.
Everyone has heard of your obedience, and I am very happy about you, but I want you to be wise about what is good and guileless about what is bad.
and at the command of the eternal God made known through the writings of the prophets to all the heathen, to lead them to obedience and faith??27 to the one wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ. Amen.
But you are his children, through your union with Christ Jesus, whom God has made our wisdom??ur uprightness and consecration and redemption,
Some of you used to be like that; but you have washed it all away, you have been consecrated, you have become upright, by the power of our Lord Jesus Christ and through the Spirit of our God.
I destroy arguments and every obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God, and I take captive every thought and make it obey Christ,
Through him he chose us out before the creation of the world, to be consecrated and above reproach in his sight in love.
As persons chosen by God, then, consecrated and dearly loved, you must clothe yourselves with tenderness of heart, kindness, humility, gentleness, forbearance.
For that reason I am ready to submit to anything for the sake of those whom God has chosen, so that they too may gain the salvation that comes through Christ Jesus and brings eternal glory.
Paul, a slave of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to arouse faith in those whom God has chosen, and the comprehension of religious truth,
and when he was fully qualified, he became a source of unending salvation for all who obey him,
For when Moses had told all the regulations of the Law to all the people, he took calves' and goats' blood, along with water, crimson wool, and a bunch of hyssop, and sprinkled the roll of the Law and all the people,
Faith made him institute the Passover and splash the blood upon the door-posts, to keep the angel that destroyed the firstborn from touching them.
But you are the chosen race, the royal priesthood, the consecrated nation, his own people, so that you may declare the virtues of him who has called you out of darkness into his wonderful light;
The Elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I truly love??nd not only I but all who know the truth??2 because of the truth that stays in our hearts and will be with us forever;
The children of your chosen sister wish to be remembered to you.