And if those days had not been shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
For many are called, but few are chosen."
And if the Lord had not shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
And will not God bring about justice for his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?
though the twins were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad, in order that God's purpose of election might stand, not because of works but because of his call,
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.