Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it unto you.
I speak not of you all; I know whom I have chosen; but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against me,
If ye were of the world, the world would love its own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation and that all the Gentiles of the earth shall be blessed in him?
Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not until I have showed the strength of thy arm unto the next generation and thy power to every one that is to come,
We will not hide them from their sons, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD and his strength and his wonderful works that he has done.
Daleth One generation shall praise thy works to another and shall declare thy mighty acts.
Days shall come when Jacob shall take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and the face of the world shall be filled with fruit.
Listen, O isles, unto me, and hearken, ye peoples, from far, The LORD has called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother he has remembered my name.
For as the rain comes down, and the snow from the heavens, and does not return there, but waters the earth and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater:
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the Gentiles.
And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples as the dew of the LORD, as the rains upon the grass, which did not expect a man, nor did they expect the sons of men.
Do not be as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; Turn now from your evil ways and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, said the LORD.
And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples; and of them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles:
and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
And whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If ye abide in me and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give you.
Then Jesus said to them again, Peace be unto you; as my Father has sent me, even so send I you.
So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He said unto him, Yes, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my lambs.
But ye shall receive the virtue of the Holy Spirit which shall come upon you, and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem and in all Judaea and in Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
And they prayed and said, Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of everyone, show which of these two thou hast chosen,
But the Lord said unto him, Go; for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel;
not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
And he said, The God of our fathers has chosen thee that thou should know his will and see that Just One and should hear the voice of his mouth.
By whom we have received the grace and the apostleship, to cause the faith to be obeyed among all the Gentiles in his name,
Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that many times I purposed to come unto you (but up until now I have been unable) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
(for the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand: not of works, but of him that calls),
Has not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour and another unto dishonour?
For the things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction that we, through patient endurance and through the comfort of the scriptures, might have hope.
Nevertheless I have written, brethren, in part boldly, as admonishing you by the grace that is given to me of God,
I have planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.
For though I preach the gospel, I have no reason to glory, for it is an obligation laid upon me; for woe is me, if I do not preach the gospel!
Now all these things happened unto them as types, and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me by his grace,
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared that we should walk in them.
which is come unto you, as it is in all the world, and brings forth fruit, as it does also in you, since the day ye heard it and knew the grace of God in truth,
if ye continue in the faith grounded and settled and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard and which is preached to every creature which is under heaven, of which I Paul am made a minister,
of which I am ordained a preacher and an apostle (I speak the truth in Christ and do not lie), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto saving health by the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
For this cause I left thee in Crete, that thou should correct that which is lacking and set in place elders in every city, as I had commanded thee:
By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts, and by it he being dead yet speaks.
as obedient sons, not conforming yourselves with the former desires that you had before in your ignorance,
but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready always to respond to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and reverence,
In this does the charity consist, not because we had loved God, but because he loved us and has sent his Son to be the reconciliation for our sins.