For we know, brothers whom God so loves, that he has chosen you,
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,
We know that in everything God works with those who love him, whom he has called in accordance with his purpose, to bring about what is good.
Just as he says in Hosea, "I will call a people that was not mine, my people, And her who was not beloved, my beloved,
So too at the present time there is a remnant selected by God's mercy.
Through him he chose us out before the creation of the world, to be consecrated and above reproach in his sight in love.
But God is so rich in mercy that because of the great love he had for us,
For I am certain that he who has begun the good work in you will finish it for the Day of Jesus Christ.
As persons chosen by God, then, consecrated and dearly loved, you must clothe yourselves with tenderness of heart, kindness, humility, gentleness, forbearance.
for we can never forget before our God and Father your energetic faith, your loving service, and your unwavering expectation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He saved us and called us to a consecrated life, not for anything we had done, but of his own accord and out of the mercy which he bestowed upon us ages ago through Christ Jesus,
But when the goodness and kindness of God our Savior were revealed,
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.