Howbeit, the God of all favour - who hath called you unto his age-abiding glory in Christ - when, for a little, ye have suffered, Himself, will adjust, confirm, strengthen: -
These, with the Lamb, will make war; and, the Lamb, will overcome them, because he is, Lord of lords, and King of kings, - and, they who are with him, are called and chosen and faithful.
Wherefore, all the more, brethren, give diligence to be making, firm, your calling and election; for, these things, doing, in nowise shall ye stumble at any time,
And, whom he fore-appointed, the same, he also called, and, whom he called, the same, he also declared righteous, and, whom he declared righteous, the same, he also made glorious: -
Unto the assembly of God which is in Corinth, sanctified in Christ Jesus, called saints, - with all who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, in every place, - their Lord and ours:
Faithful, is God, through whom ye have been called into the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
But, unto the called themselves - both Jews and Greeks, Christ, God's power, and, God's wisdom.
Even as ye know how, unto each one of you, we were as a father unto his own children, consoling you, and soothing, and calling o witness, - To the end ye might be walking in a manner worthy of God, who is calling you unto his own kingdom and glory,
But, we, are bound to give thanks unto God continually concerning you, brethren beloved by the Lord, for that God chose you, from the beginning, unto salvation, in sanctification of spirit and belief of truth, - Unto which he called you, through means of our glad-message, unto an acquiring of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to the peculiar purpose and favour - which was given to us in Christ Jesus before age-during times,
Whence, holy brethren, partners, in a heavenly calling, attentively consider the Apostle and High - priest of our confession - Jesus As one, faithful, to him who made him: as, Moses also, in allhis house.
Wherefore, - according as saith the Holy Spirit - To-day, if, unto his voice ye would hearken, do not harden your hearts, - as in the embitterment, in the day of testing in the desert,
As, all things, suited for life and godliness his divine power, unto us, hath given, through the personal knowledge of him that hath called us through glory and excellence, -
Jude, Jesus Christ's servant, and brother of James, unto, the called, by God the Father, beloved, and, by Jesus Christ preserved, -
Call » To special religious duty » Paul
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, through the will of God, and Timothy the brother, - unto the assembly of God which is in Corinth, together with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia:
Paul, a called apostle of Jesus Christ, through God's will, - and Sosthenes the brother, -
Paul, an apostle, - not from men, nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father who raised him from among the dead,
And, falling unto the earth, he heard a voice saying unto him - Saul! Saul! why, me, art thou persecuting? And he said - Who art thou, Lord? And, he, said - I, am Jesus, whom, thou, art persecuting! But rise up, and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
But the Lord said unto him - Be going thy way; for, a choice vessel unto me, is this man, to bear my name before both thenations and kings, and the sons of Israel; For, I, will let him understand how many things he must needs, for my name, suffer.
And, as they were publicly ministering unto the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said - Separate forthwith unto me, Barnabas and Saul, unto the work whereunto I have called them. Then, fasting and praying, and laying their hands upon them, they sent them away.
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated unto the glad-message of God -
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, through God's will, unto the saints who are in Ephesusand faithful in Christ Jesus, -
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy my brother, -
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus - by injunction of God our Saviour and Christ Jesus our hope, -
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, through the will of God, - according to the promise of life in Christ Jesus; -
Call » To special religious duty » Apostles
Not, ye, chose, me, but, I, chose you, and placed you, that ye should go your way and bear, fruit, - and, your fruit, should abide: that, whatsoever ye should ask the Father in my name, he might give unto you.
And, passing by, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting over the tax-office, - and saith unto him - Be following me! And, arising, he followed him.
And, walking round beside the sea of Galilee, he saw two brethren - Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, - casting a large fishing-net into the sea, for they were fishers; and he saith unto them, Come after me, - and I will make you fishers, of men. And, they, straightway, leaving the nets, followed him. read more.
And, going forward from thence, he saw other two brethren - James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother - in the boat with Zebedee their father, putting in order their nets, - and he called them. And, they, straightway, leaving the boat and their father, followed him.
And he goeth up into the mountain and calleth near whom, he, pleased, - and they went away unto him; and he appointed a twelve, whom also he named, Apostles, - that they might be with him, and that he might be sending them forth to make proclamation, and to have authority to cast out the demons; read more.
and he appointed the twelve (and imposed a name on Simon - ) Peter, and James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James (and imposed on them a name - Boanerges, that is, sons of thunder); and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the zealot; and Judas Iscariot, who also delivered him up. And he cometh into a house;
And Jesus, passing aside from thence, saw a man presiding over the tax-office, called, Matthew, and saith unto him, - Be following me. And, arising, he followed him.
And, passing by near the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea, - for they were fishers; and Jesus said unto them - Come after me, and I will make you become fishers of men;
And, after these things, he went forth, and looked upon a tax-collector, by name Levi, - presiding over the tax-office; and he said to him - Be following me!
And, when it became day, he called his disciples, and chose from them, twelve, whom also he named, Apostles, - Simon, whom also he named Peter, and Andrew hie brother; and James and John; and Philip and Bartholomew; and Matthew and Thomas; and James, son of Alphaeus, and Simon, who was called Zealot; and Judas, son of James,
Call » To special religious duty » moses
He sent Moses his servant, Aaron, whom he had chosen.
Then appeared the messenger of Yahweh unto him, in a flame of fire from the midst of the thorn-bush, - so he looked and lo! the thorn-bush burning with fire and yet the thorn-bush, was not consumed.
And Yahweh saw, that he turned aside to see, - so God called unto him out of the midst of the thorn-bush, and said - Moses! Moses! And he said - Behold me!
Now, therefore, come thou! that I may send thee unto Pharaoh, - and bring thou forth my people - the sons of Israel - out of Egypt.
Then responded Moses, and said, And lo! they will not believe me, neither hearken to my voice, - for they will say, Yahweh, hath not appeared unto thee. And Yahweh said unto him - What is this in thy hand? And he said - A staff. Then said he - Cast it to the earth. And he cast it to the earth, and it became a serpent, - and Moses fled from the face thereof. read more.
And Yahweh said unto Moses, Put forth thy hand, and take it by its tail: So he put forth his hand, and laid hold of it, and it became a staff in his hand: - that they may believe that Yahweh, God of their fathers, - God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob hath appeared unto thee. Then said Yahweh unto him, yet again - Bring, I pray thee, thy hand, into thy bosom. So he brought his hand, into his bosom, - and then took it out, and lo! his hand, was leprous, - like snow, And he said - Put back thy hand into thy bosom: So he put back his hand into his bosom, - and then took it out of his bosom, and lo it had come again like his own flesh: thus shall it come to pass, if they will not believe thee, nor hearken to the voice of the first sign, then will they believe the voice of the next sign; and it shall come to pass if they will not believe even these two signs nor hearken to thy voice, then shalt thou take of the water of the river, and pour it out on the dry land, - so shall the water which thou hast taken from the river, become, yea it shall become, blood, on the dry land. And Moses said unto Yahweh - Pardon, O My Lord! not a man of words, am I, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant, - for heavy of mouth and heavy of tongue, I am. Then Yahweh said unto him - Who appointed a mouth for man, or who appointeth him to be dumb, or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, Yahweh,? Now, therefore go, - and, I, will be with thy mouth, so will I direct thee, what thou shalt speak. And he said - Pardon, O My Lord! send, I pray thee by the hand of him whom thou wilt send - Then was kindled the anger of Yahweh against Moses, and he said - Is there not Aaron, thy brother, the Levite? I know that he lean speak. Moreover also lo! he himself is coming forth to meet thee, as surely as he seeth thee, so surely will he rejoice in his heart. Then shalt thou speak unto him, and shalt put the words in his mouth, - and, I, will be with thy mouth and with his mouth, so will I direct you what ye shall do. And, he, shall speak for thee unto the people, - so shall it come to pass that he shall become thy mouth, and thou shalt become to him as God.
I have, indeed seen, the ill-treatment of my people that is in Egypt, and, unto their groaning, have I hearkened, and have come down to rescue them. Now, therefore, come! I will send thee into Egypt. The same Moses whom they had refused, saying - Who hath appointed thee to be ruler and judge? the same, both as ruler and redeemer, did God send, by the hand of the messenger who had appeared unto him in the bush:
Call » To special religious duty » Joshua
And Yahweh said unto Moses: Take thee Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is spirit, - then shalt thou lean thy hand upon him; and shalt cause him to stand before Eleazar the priest, and before all the assembly, - and shalt charge him before their eyes;
And Moses did Yahweh commanded him, - and took Joshua, and caused him to stand before Eleazar the priest, and before all the assembly; and leaned his hands upon him and charged him, - As Yahweh spake by the hand of Moses.
Then said Yahweh unto Moses: Lo! thy days have drawn near that thou must die. Call Joshua and station yourselves in the tent of meeting, that I may command him. So Moses went, with Joshua, and they took their station in the tent of meeting.
And he commanded Joshua, son of Nun, and said - Be firm and bold, for, thou shalt bring the sons of Israel into the land which I have sworn to them, - and, I, will be with thee.
And it came to pass, after the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, - that Yahweh spake unto Joshua son of Nun, the attendant of Moses, saying: Moses my servant, is dead, - Now, therefore, arise, pass over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, into the land which I am giving unto them - unto the sons of Israel. Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread, unto you, have I given it, - as I spake unto Moses. read more.
From the desert and this Lebanon, even unto the great river - the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea, toward the going in of the sun, shall be your boundary. No man shall stand before thee, all the days of thy life, - as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee, I will not fail thee, neither will I forsake thee. Be firm and bold, - for, thou, shalt cause this people to inherit the land which I sware unto their fathers, - to give unto them. Only be very firm and bold, taking heed to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded thee, do not turn aside therefrom, to the right hand or to the left, - that thou mayest prosper, whithersoever thou goest. This scroll of the law must not cease out of thy mouth, but thou must talk to thyself therein, day and night, that thou mayest take heed to do according to all that is written therein, - for, then, shalt thou make thy way prosperous, and, then, shalt thou have good success. Have I not commanded thee, Be firm and bold, do not start nor be dismayed, - for, with thee, is Yahweh thy God, whithersoever thou goest?
Call » To special religious duty » Of abraham
And Yahweh said unto Abram: Come thou on thy way, Out of thy land and out of the place of thy birth and out of the house of thy father, - Unto the land that I will show thee; That I may make thee into a great nation, And bless thee and make great thy name, And become thou a blessing; That I may bless them who bless thee, But him who maketh light of thee, will I curse, - So shall be, blessed in thee, all the families of the ground.
Look well unto Abraham your father, And unto Sarah who gave you birth, - For he was, alone, when called I him, And, I blessed him that I might make him, many.
By faith, being called, Abraham obeyed - to come forth into a place he was destined to receive for an inheritance; and he came forth, not well knowing whither he was coming.
He sent Moses his servant, Aaron, whom he had chosen.
Thou thyself, therefore bring near unto thee - Aaron thy brother and his sons with him out of the midst of the sons of Israel, that they may minister as priests unto me, - Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar sons of Aaron.
And, not unto himself, doth one take the honour, but when called by God, just as, even Aaron:
Call » To special religious duty » Jehu
Then rose he up and went inside, and poured out the oil upon his head, and said unto him - Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, I have anointed thee to be king unto the people of Yahweh, unto Israel; and thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy lord, - so will I avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of Yahweh, at the hand of Jezebel;
But, from God, came the downfall of Azariah, through his coming to Joram, - and because, through his coming, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu son of Nimshi, whom Yahweh had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.
And, Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said unto him - One thing, unto thee, is wanting; - Withdraw! whatsoever thou hast, sell, and give unto thedestitute, - and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come! be following me. And, he, becoming gloomy because of the word, departed sorrowing, for he was holding, many possessions.
Call » To special religious duty » Solomon
And he said unto am, Solomon thy son - he, shall build my house, and my courts, - for I have made choice of him that he may be my son, and that, I, may be his father.
See! now, that, Yahweh, hath made choice of thee, to build a house for a sanctuary - be strong and do!
Then was kindled the anger of Yahweh against Moses, and he said - Is there not Aaron, thy brother, the Levite? I know that he lean speak. Moreover also lo! he himself is coming forth to meet thee, as surely as he seeth thee, so surely will he rejoice in his heart. Then shalt thou speak unto him, and shalt put the words in his mouth, - and, I, will be with thy mouth and with his mouth, so will I direct you what ye shall do. And, he, shall speak for thee unto the people, - so shall it come to pass that he shall become thy mouth, and thou shalt become to him as God.
Call » To special religious duty » samuel
that Yahweh called unto Samuel, and he said - Behold me! So he ran unto Eli and said - Behold me! for thou calledst me. And he said - I called not, return - Its down. So he went, and lie down. And again Yahweh called once there - Samuel! Then rose Samuel, and went unto Eli, and said - Behold me! for thou calledst me. And he said - I called not, my son, return - lie down. read more.
Now, Samuel, as yet knew not Yahweh, - nor, as yet, had been revealed unto him, the word of Yahweh. And again Yahweh called - Samuel! a third time. Then he arose, and went unto Eli, and said - Behold me! for thou calledst me. Then did Eli perceive, that, Yahweh, was calling the boy. So Eli said to Samuel - Go, lie down, and it shall be, if he call unto thee, that thou shalt say - Speak, Yahweh, for thy servant is listening. And Samuel went, and lay down in his place. Then came Yahweh, and stood, and called as time after time - Samuel! Samuel! And Samuel said, Speak, for thy servant is listening.
Call » To special religious duty » gideon
Then came the messenger of Yahweh, and sat down under the oak which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash, the Abiezrite; and, Gideon his son, was beating out wheat in the winepress, to escape the notice of the Midianites; so the messenger of Yahweh appeared unto him, - and said unto him, Yahweh, is with thee, thou mighty man of valour! And Gideon said unto him - Pardon, my lord! if Yahweh be with us, then wherefore hath all this befallen us? and where are all his wonders, which our fathers have recounted to us - saying, Was it not, out of Egypt, that Yahweh brought us up? But, now, hath Yahweh abandoned us, and delivered us into the hand of Midian. read more.
And Yahweh, turned unto him, and said - Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel, out of the hand of Midian, - have I not sent thee? And he said unto him - Pardon, O my Lord! How, shall I save Israel? Lo! my thousand, is the poorest in Manasseh, and, I, am the youngest in the house of my father. And Yahweh said unto him - I will be with thee, - so shalt thou smite the Midianites, as one man.
Call » To special religious duty » Cyrus
Thus, saith Yahweh, to his Anointed, to Cyrus - Whose right hand I have firmly grasped To subdue before him, nations, And the loins of kings, will I ungird, - To open, before him, the two-leaved doors, And, the gates, shall not be shut: I, before thee, will go, And the hills, will I level - The doors of bronze, will I break in pieces, e And the bars of iron, will I cut asunder; Then will I give thee The treasures of darkness, Even the hoards of hidden places, - That thou mayest get to know That I - Yahweh, who am calling thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. read more.
For the sake of my servant Jacob, Even Israel my chosen Therefore have I called unto thee by thy name, I give thee a title though thou hast not known me, -
Call » To special religious duty » Amos
Then answered Amos, and said unto Amaziah, No prophet, was I, - nor the son of a prophet, was I, - but, a herdman, was I, and a preparer of sycamore fruit; But Yahweh, took me away, from following the flock, - and Yahweh, said unto me, Go prophesy against my people Israel.