who was indeed appointed before the foundation of the world, but manifested in these last times, for your sakes,
according as he hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and unblameable before Him in love:
even that mystery which was hid from former ages and generations, but is now manifested to his saints:
(for then He must indeed have suffered often since the foundation of the world) but now once at the conclusion of the ages He hath been made manifest for the abolishing of sin by the sacrifice of himself.
who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose, and grace bestowed upon us through Christ Jesus, before the world was,
in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before all ages;
Now ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant, which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, "And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed:"
whom God hath appointed to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, for a demonstration of his righteousness, in the remission of past sins, according to the forbearance of God;
Now to Him that is able to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, (conformable to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret in former times,
but when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth his Son born of a woman made under the law,
that in the dispensation of the fulness of times, He might reduce all things, both in heaven and on earth, under one head in Christ:
and make all men to see the communication of the mystery, which from the ages past hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ;
according to the ancient purpose, which He executed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
(for this Life was manifested, and we saw it; and we testify and declare unto you that eternal Life, which was with the Father,
he, that makes a practise of sin, is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. And for this the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
In this was the love of God manifested towards us, that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.