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 Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people earnestly begged to have all this repeated to them on the following Sabbath.
Those, therefore, who joyfully welcomed his Message were baptized; and on that one day about three thousand persons were added to them;
And there was great joy in that city.
The people read it, and were delighted with the comfort it brought them.
But the angel said to them, "Put away all fear; for I am bringing you good news of great joy--joy for all the People.
and that the Gentiles also have glorified God in acknowledgment of His mercy. So it is written, "For this reason I will praise Thee among the Gentiles, and sing psalms in honour of Thy name."
2 Thessalonians 3:1
Finally, brethren, pray for us, asking that the Lord's Message may be spread rapidly and its glory be displayed, as it was displayed among you;
praising God and being regarded with favour by all the people. Also, day by day, the Lord added to their number those whom He was saving.
I have also other sheep--which do not belong to this fold. Those also I must bring, and they will listen to my voice; and they shall become one flock under one Shepherd.
and not for the nation only, but in order to unite into one body all the far-scattered children of God.
and those whom He has pre-destined He also has called; and those whom He has called He has also declared free from guilt; and those whom He has declared free from guilt He has also crowned with glory.
How then does the matter stand? It stands thus. That which Israel are in earnest pursuit of, they have not obtained; but God's chosen servants have obtained it, and the rest have become hardened.
and what the transcendent greatness of His power in us believers as seen in the working of His infinite might
caused us, dead though we were through our offences, to live with Christ--it is by grace that you have been saved--
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.