Who gave us salvation, marking us out for his purpose, not on account of our works, but in the measure of his purpose and his grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,
In the hope of eternal life, which was made certain before eternal time, by the word of God who is ever true;
Now to him who is able to make you strong in agreement with the good news which I gave you and the preaching of Jesus Christ, in the light of the revelation of that secret which has been kept through times eternal,
The Lord did not give you his love or take you for himself because you were more in number than any other people; for you were the smallest of the nations:
This is the purpose for all the earth: and this is the hand stretched out over all nations.
Whatever the Father gives to me will come to me; and I will not send away anyone who comes to me.
Because by grace you have salvation through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is given by God:
Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, by the order of God our Saviour and Christ Jesus our hope;
But when the mercy of God our Saviour, and his love to man was seen,
For this reason, holy brothers, marked out to have a part in heaven, give thought to Jesus the representative and high priest of our faith;
And she will give birth to a son; and you will give him the name Jesus; for he will give his people salvation from their sins.
At that time Jesus made answer and said, I give praise to you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have kept these things secret from the wise and the men of learning, and have made them clear to little children.
In that same hour he was full of joy in the Holy Spirit and said, I give praise to you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have kept these things secret from the wise and the men of learning, and have made them clear to little children: for so, O Father, it was pleasing in your eyes.
And I give them eternal life; they will never come to destruction, and no one will ever take them out of my hand.
My prayer is for them: my prayer is not for the world, but for those whom you have given to me, because they are yours
Father, it is my desire that these whom you have given to me may be by my side where I am, so that they may see my glory which you have given to me, because you had love for me before the world came into being.
Giving praise to God, and having the approval of all the people; and every day the number of those who had salvation was increased by the Lord.
Because by the works of the law no man is able to have righteousness in his eyes, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.
And we are conscious that all things are working together for good to those who have love for God, and have been marked out by his purpose.
Before the children had come into existence, or had done anything good or bad, in order that God's purpose and his selection might be effected, not by works, but by him whose purpose it is,
Even us, who were marked out by him, not only from the Jews, but from the Gentiles?
In the same way, there are at this present time some who are marked out by the selection of grace.
For the word of the cross seems foolish to those who are on the way to destruction; but to us who are on the way to salvation it is the power of God.
So let no one take pride in men. For all things are yours;
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us every blessing of the Spirit in the heavens in Christ:
Having made clear to us the secret of his purpose, in agreement with the design which he had in mind, to put into his hands
In whom we have a heritage, being marked out from the first in his purpose who does all things in agreement with his designs;
Even when we were dead through our sins, gave us life together with Christ (by grace you have salvation),
Because it is God's purpose that our way of life may be not unclean but holy.
But it is right for us to give praise to God at all times for you, brothers, loved by the Lord, because it was the purpose of God from the first that you might have salvation, being made holy by the Spirit and by faith in what is true:
But be holy in every detail of your lives, as he, whose servants you are, is holy;
Who was marked out by God before the making of the world, but was caused to be seen in these last times for you,
But you are a special people, a holy nation, priests and kings, a people given up completely to God, so that you may make clear the virtues of him who took you out of the dark into the light of heaven.
What credit is it if, when you have done evil, you take your punishment quietly? but if you are given punishment for doing right, and take it quietly, this is pleasing to God.
And all who are on the earth will give him worship, everyone whose name has not been from the first in the book of life of the Lamb who was put to death.
The beast which you saw was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the great deep, and to go into destruction. And those who are on the earth, whose names have not been put in the book of life from the first, will be full of wonder when they see the beast, that he was, and is not, and still will be.