In him we have obtained z an inheritance, a having been predestined b according to the purpose of him who works all things according to c the counsel of his will,
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
But the Lord has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be a people of his own inheritance, as you are this day.
But the Lord 's portion is his people, Jacob his allotted heritage.
Who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.
This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord.
"Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.