And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,
Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?
that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,
"O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, our fathers, preserve this forever in the intentions of the heart of Your people, and direct their heart to You;
"It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."
The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;
to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.
so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,
giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.
to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed--for our testimony to you was believed.
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.