Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily verily I tell thee, Unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
(as it is written, "I have made thee a father of many nations,") in the sight of Him whom he believed, even God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not as if they were:
for those whom he foreknew, He also predetermined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that He might be as the first-born among many brethren: and whom He before ordained, these He also called;
God forbid! For He saith to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."
But God being rich in mercy, through his great love wherewith He loved us,
and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace by the blood of his cross; by Him only, whether they be things on earth, or things in heaven.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought always to give thanks 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:
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy hath regenerated us to a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Laying aside therefore all filthiness, and excess of malice, receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
1 Corinthians 4:15
for if ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet ye have not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you by the gospel.
that we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
1 Peter 1:23
being regenerated not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God which liveth and abideth for ever.
1 John 3:9
Whosoever is born of God doth not practise sin, because his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
These are they who were not defiled with women; for they are virgins: these are they who follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth: these were redeemed from among men, as the first-fruits unto God and the Lamb.
So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.