Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

(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 calleth;)

The children

Bible References

The children

Romans 4:17
so that the promise should be made sure to all Abraham's true descendants; not merely to those who are righteous through the Law, but to those who are righteous through a faith like that of Abraham. Thus in the sight of God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and makes reference to things that do not exist, as though they did, Abraham is the forefather of all of us. As it is written, "I have appointed you to be the forefather of many nations."
Ephesians 2:3
Among them all of us also formerly passed our lives, governed by the inclinations of our lower natures, indulging the cravings of those natures and of our own thoughts, and were in our original state deserving of anger like all others.

That the

Romans 8:28
Now we know that for those who love God all things are working together for good--for those, I mean, whom with deliberate purpose He has called.
Ephesians 1:9
when He made known to us the secret of His will. And this is in harmony with God's merciful purpose
Ephesians 3:11
Such was the eternal purpose which He had formed in Christ Jesus our Lord,
2 Timothy 1:9
For He saved us and called us with a holy call, not in accordance with our desserts, but in accordance with His own purpose and the free grace which He bestowed on us in Christ Jesus before the commencement of the Ages,

According

Romans 11:5
In the same way also at the present time there has come to be a remnant whom God in His grace has selected.
Ephesians 1:4
even as, in His love, He chose us as His own in Christ before the creation of the world, that we might be holy and without blemish in His presence.
1 Thessalonians 1:4
knowing as we do, brethren, that you are beloved by God and that He has chosen you.
2 Peter 1:10
For this reason, brethren, be all the more in earnest to make sure that God has called you and chosen you; for it is certain that so long as you practise these things, you will never stumble.

Not of works

Romans 11:6
But if it is in His grace that He has selected them, then His choice is no longer determined by human actions. Otherwise grace would be grace no longer.
Ephesians 2:9
so that it may be impossible for any one to boast.
Titus 3:5
as righteous men, had done, but as the result of His own mercy He saved us by means of the bath of regeneration and the renewal of our natures by the Holy Spirit,

But of

Romans 8:28
Now we know that for those who love God all things are working together for good--for those, I mean, whom with deliberate purpose He has called.
1 Thessalonians 2:12
and imploring you to live lives worthy of fellowship with God who is inviting you to share His own Kingship and glory.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
And from us thanks are always due to God on your behalf--brethren whom the Lord loves--because God from the beginning has chosen you for salvation through the Spirit's sanctifying influence and your belief in the truth.
1 Peter 5:10
And God, the giver of all grace, who has called you to share His eternal glory, through Christ, after you have suffered for a short time, will Himself make you perfect, firm, and strong.
Revelation 17:14
They will make war upon the Lamb, and the Lamb will triumph over them; for He is Lord of lords and King of kings. And those who accompany Him--called, as they are, and chosen, and faithful--shall share in the victory."

General references

Romans 9:16
And from this we learn that everything is dependent not on man's will or endeavour, but upon God who has mercy. For the Scripture said to Pharaoh,
Ephesians 2:9
so that it may be impossible for any one to boast.
Ephesians 3:11
Such was the eternal purpose which He had formed in Christ Jesus our Lord,