because whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first born among many brethren.
God did not cast off His people whom He foreknew. Or know ye not what the Scripture says of Elijah? how he pleads with God against Israel:
And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the Heavenly.
in Whom we also were made a heritage, having been predestinated according to the purpose of Him Who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will;
Who will transform the body of our humiliation into conformity to the body of His glory, according to the working whereby He is able also to subject all things to Himself.
elect according to the fore-knowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: grace to you, and peace be multiplied.
But we all, with unveiled face, reflecting as a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transfigured into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
"And, answering, the King will say to them, 'Verily I say to you, inasmuch as ye did it to one of My brethren, even the least, ye did it to Me.'
according as He chose us in Him before the founding of a world, that we should be holy and without blemish before Him in love;
And then will I confess to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, ye who work iniquity.
For whosoever does the will of My Father Who is in Heaven, he is My brother, and sister, and mother."
and in their behalf I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.
And the glory which Thou hast given to Me I have given to them, that they may be one, even as we are one:
and I made known to them Thy name, and will make it known; that the love with which Thou lovedst Me may be in them, and I in them."
Jesus saith to her, "Touch Me not; for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren, and say to them, "I ascend to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God."
and that He might make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory, even us,
but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill its desires.
but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery??he hidden wisdom??hich God predestined before the ages for our glory;
and put on the new man, who after God was created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Who is the image of the invisible God, Primal Source of all creation;
Who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose, and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before eternal ages,
Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God has been standing, having this seal, "The Lord knew those who are His:" and "Let every one who names the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness."
For to whom of the angels said He at any time, "You are My Son; I this day have begotten you?" And again, "I will be to him a Father; and He shall be to me a Son?"
For both He Who sanctifieth and those who are sanctified are all of One; for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren,
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful Witness, the First-born of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him Who loveth, and loosed us from our sins in His own blood,
And all who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the founding of a world.