Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
And if the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would be saved. But because of the elect, whom he chose, he has cut them short.
So the Lord replied, "If I find in the city of Sodom fifty godly people, I will spare the whole place for their sake."
This is what the Lord says: "When juice is discovered in a cluster of grapes, someone says, 'Don't destroy it, for it contains juice.' So I will do for the sake of my servants -- I will not destroy everyone.
Indeed, there is hope for your posterity. Your children will return to their own territory. I, the Lord, affirm it!