2 Thessalonians 2:13

And from us thanks are always due to God on your behalf--brethren whom the Lord loves--because God from the beginning has chosen you for salvation through the Spirit's sanctifying influence and your belief in the truth.

1 Thessalonians 1:4

knowing as we do, brethren, that you are beloved by God and that He has chosen you.

2 Timothy 1:9

For He saved us and called us with a holy call, not in accordance with our desserts, but in accordance with His own purpose and the free grace which He bestowed on us in Christ Jesus before the commencement of the Ages,

2 Thessalonians 1:3

Unceasing thanks are due from us to God on your behalf, brethren. They are appropriate because your faith is growing greatly, and the love of every one of you for all the others goes on increasing.

Acts 13:48

The Gentiles listened with delight and extolled the Lord's Message; and all who were pre-destined to the Life of the Ages believed.

Ephesians 1:4-5

even as, in His love, He chose us as His own in Christ before the creation of the world, that we might be holy and without blemish in His presence.

1 Thessalonians 5:9

For God has not pre-destined us to meet His anger, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ;

1 Thessalonians 5:9

For God has not pre-destined us to meet His anger, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ;

Romans 9:11

and even then, though they were not then born and had not done anything either good or evil, yet in order that God's electing purpose might not be frustrated, based, as it was, not on their actions but on the will of Him who called them, she was told,

1 Peter 1:2-5

chosen in accordance with the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, with a view to their obedience and to their being sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. May more and more grace and peace be granted to you.

1 Peter 1:2

chosen in accordance with the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, with a view to their obedience and to their being sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. May more and more grace and peace be granted to you.

1 Peter 1:2

chosen in accordance with the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, with a view to their obedience and to their being sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. May more and more grace and peace be granted to you.

1 Peter 1:2

chosen in accordance with the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, with a view to their obedience and to their being sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. May more and more grace and peace be granted to you.

1 Peter 1:2

chosen in accordance with the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, with a view to their obedience and to their being sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. May more and more grace and peace be granted to you.

1 Peter 1:2

chosen in accordance with the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, with a view to their obedience and to their being sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. May more and more grace and peace be granted to you.

1 Peter 1:2

chosen in accordance with the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, with a view to their obedience and to their being sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. May more and more grace and peace be granted to you.

1 Peter 1:2

chosen in accordance with the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, with a view to their obedience and to their being sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. May more and more grace and peace be granted to you.

1 Peter 1:2

chosen in accordance with the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, with a view to their obedience and to their being sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. May more and more grace and peace be granted to you.

Luke 1:75

In piety and uprightness before Him all our days.

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 8:44-46

The father whose sons you are is the Devil; and you desire to do what gives him pleasure. *He* was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand firm in the truth--for there is no truth in him. Whenever he utters his lie, he utters it out of his own store; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.

John 14:6

"I am the Way," replied Jesus, "and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Acts 15:9

and He made no difference between us and them, in that He cleansed their hearts by their faith.

Romans 1:7-8

To all God's loved ones who are in Rome, called to be saints. May grace and peace be granted to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:17

But thanks be to God that though you were once in thraldom to Sin, you have now yielded a hearty obedience to that system of truth in which you have been instructed.

Romans 8:33

Who shall impeach those whom God has chosen? God declares them free from guilt.

Galatians 3:1

You foolish Galatians! Whose sophistry has bewitched you--you to whom Jesus Christ has been vividly portrayed as on the Cross?

Ephesians 2:8

For it is by grace that you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves. It is God's gift, and is not on the ground of merit--

Colossians 1:5

on account of the hope treasured up for you in Heaven. Of this hope you have already heard in the Message of the truth of the Good News.

Colossians 3:12

Clothe yourselves therefore, as God's own people holy and dearly loved, with tender-heartedness, kindness, lowliness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and by every kind of wicked deception for those who are on the way to perdition because they did not welcome into their hearts the love of the truth, so that they might be saved.

2 Thessalonians 2:12

in order that all may come under judgement who have refused to believe the truth and have taken pleasure in unrighteousness.

2 Thessalonians 2:16

And may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself--and God our Father who has loved us and has given us in His grace eternal consolation and a bright hope--

2 Timothy 2:15

Earnestly seek to commend yourself to God as a servant who, because of his straightforward dealing with the word of truth, has no reason to feel any shame.

2 Timothy 3:15

and that from infancy you have known the sacred writings which are able to make you wise to obtain salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 1:10

It is also of His Son that God says, "Thou, O Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Thy hands.

James 1:18

In accordance with His will He made us His children through the Message of the truth, so that we might, in a sense, be the Firstfruits of the things which He has created.

1 John 4:10

This is love indeed--we did not love God, but He loved us and sent His Son to be an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

1 John 4:19

We love because God first loved us.

1 John 4:19

We love because God first loved us.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

General references

Bible References

We

2 Thessalonians 1:3
Unceasing thanks are due from us to God on your behalf, brethren. They are appropriate because your faith is growing greatly, and the love of every one of you for all the others goes on increasing.
Romans 1:8
First of all, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for what He has done for all of you; for the report of your faith is spreading through the whole world.
Romans 6:17
But thanks be to God that though you were once in thraldom to Sin, you have now yielded a hearty obedience to that system of truth in which you have been instructed.

Beloved

2 Thessalonians 2:16
And may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself--and God our Father who has loved us and has given us in His grace eternal consolation and a bright hope--
Romans 1:7
To all God's loved ones who are in Rome, called to be saints. May grace and peace be granted to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Colossians 3:12
Clothe yourselves therefore, as God's own people holy and dearly loved, with tender-heartedness, kindness, lowliness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;
1 John 4:10
This is love indeed--we did not love God, but He loved us and sent His Son to be an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

From

John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 8:44
The father whose sons you are is the Devil; and you desire to do what gives him pleasure. *He* was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand firm in the truth--for there is no truth in him. Whenever he utters his lie, he utters it out of his own store; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.
Hebrews 1:10
It is also of His Son that God says, "Thou, O Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Thy hands.

Through

2 Thessalonians 2:10
and by every kind of wicked deception for those who are on the way to perdition because they did not welcome into their hearts the love of the truth, so that they might be saved.
Luke 1:75
In piety and uprightness before Him all our days.
1 Peter 1:2
chosen in accordance with the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, with a view to their obedience and to their being sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. May more and more grace and peace be granted to you.

Belief

John 8:45
But because I speak the truth, you do not believe me.
John 14:6
"I am the Way," replied Jesus, "and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Acts 13:48
The Gentiles listened with delight and extolled the Lord's Message; and all who were pre-destined to the Life of the Ages believed.
Acts 15:9
and He made no difference between us and them, in that He cleansed their hearts by their faith.
Galatians 3:1
You foolish Galatians! Whose sophistry has bewitched you--you to whom Jesus Christ has been vividly portrayed as on the Cross?
Ephesians 2:8
For it is by grace that you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves. It is God's gift, and is not on the ground of merit--
Colossians 1:5
on account of the hope treasured up for you in Heaven. Of this hope you have already heard in the Message of the truth of the Good News.
2 Timothy 2:15
Earnestly seek to commend yourself to God as a servant who, because of his straightforward dealing with the word of truth, has no reason to feel any shame.
2 Timothy 3:15
and that from infancy you have known the sacred writings which are able to make you wise to obtain salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
James 1:18
In accordance with His will He made us His children through the Message of the truth, so that we might, in a sense, be the Firstfruits of the things which He has created.

General references

Luke 1:75
In piety and uprightness before Him all our days.
Acts 15:18
Says the Lord, who has been making these things known from ages long past.'
Romans 9:16
And from this we learn that everything is dependent not on man's will or endeavour, but upon God who has mercy. For the Scripture said to Pharaoh,