Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
As they were going out, the people begged to have all this said to them again on the following Sabbath,
So they welcomed his message and were baptized, and about three thousand people joined them that day.
So there was great rejoicing in that city.
and when they read it they were delighted with the encouragement it gave them.
The angel said to them, "Do not be frightened, for I bring you good news of a great joy that is to be felt by all the people,
and causing the heathen to praise God for his mercy; as the Scripture says, "I will give thanks to you for this among the heathen, And sing in honor of your name."
2 Thessalonians 3:1
Now, brothers, pray for us, that the Lord's message may spread rapidly and gloriously as it did among you,
constantly praising God and respected by all the people. And every day the Lord added people who were saved to their number.
I have other sheep too that do not belong to this fold. I must lead them too, and they will obey my voice, and they will all become one flock, with one shepherd.
and those whom he has predestined he calls, and those whom he calls he makes upright, and those whom he makes upright he glorifies.
What follows? Israel failed to get what it sought, but those whom God selected got it.
and how surpassingly great his power is for us who believe; like the mighty strength
he made us, dead as we were through our offenses, live again with the Christ. It is by his mercy that you have been saved.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
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,