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In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
After that ye heard
Wherefore remember that you were heretofore Gentiles, being denominated the uncircumcised, by those who are the circumcised by a manual operation;
You then that formerly were alienated from God, and were enemies by your imaginations and wicked practices, even you has Jesus Christ now reconciled to the body of his church,
1 Peter 2:10
of darkness into his marvellous light: you, who formerly were not a people, but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy,
After that ye heard
if you have heard of him, and have been taught the truth as he preach'd it:
the law indeed was delivered by Moses, but grace and truth was the dispensation of Jesus Christ.
but God be thanked, that you, who were the vassals of sin, have sincerely obeyed in the manner the gospel prescribed.
But how, say you, shall they call on him on whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the affection you have to all christians;
1 Thessalonians 2:13
nor do we fail of giving thanks to God continually, that, when you received the word of God, which we preach, you did not receive it as the doctrine of men, but as a doctrine that appears to be truly divine, by the influences it displays in you, who believe.
grieve not the holy spirit of God, by whom you are sealed against the day of deliverance:
work not for the food which perisheth, but for that which endureth unto everlasting life, and which the son of man shall give unto you, for to him it is that the father, that is God, has given his credentials.
and he received the sign of circumcision, as a seal of the justification by that faith, which the uncircumcised have: that he might be the father of all those who believe, tho' they are uncircumcised, that it might be accounted to them also for righteousness:
2 Corinthians 1:22
and mark'd me with his seal, and given me the earnest of the spirit in my heart.
2 Timothy 2:19
however, the foundation of the divine architect is still immoveable, having this inscription, " the Lord discerns who are his." and, " let every one that invokes the name of the Lord, depart from iniquity."
and I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud vioce to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
if ye then, wicked as ye are, know how to give what is proper to your children: how much more shall your heavenly father give the holy spirit to them that ask him?
and I am going to send you what my father has promis'd you. but continue in the city of Jerusalem, until you shall be endued with power from on high.
and I will pray the father, and he shall give you another advocate, to abide with you for ever;
but when the advocate is come, whom I will send to you from the father, even the spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the father, he shall testify of me.
nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I do not go away, the advocate will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him to you.
being with them when they were assembled, he order'd they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for what the father had promis'd, which, said he, I mention'd.
but this is the accomplishment of what was said by the prophet Joel,
that the blessing promised to Abraham might come on the Gentiles thro' Jesus Christ; that we by believing might receive the spirit that was promised.
and in his name shall the Gentiles trust."