e Blessed be f the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing g in the heavenly places,
h even as he i chose us in him j before the foundation of the world, that we should be k holy and blameless before him. In love
l he predestined us for m adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, n according to the purpose of his will,
o to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in p the Beloved.
q In him we have r redemption s through his blood, t the forgiveness of our trespasses, u according to the riches of his grace,
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
2 Corinthians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
That together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
That he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places.
And raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
So that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
1 Peter 1:2
According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?
For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
And the Lord has declared today that you are a people for his treasured possession, as he has promised you, and that you are to keep all his commandments.
2 Timothy 1:9
Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.
This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet: "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.
So that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.
He has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him.
1 Thessalonians 4:7
For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will.
Romans 8:29 - 30
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!
Making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"
While God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
So that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
Who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.
For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son.
And behold, a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.
In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 1:30
And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.
And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.
That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being.
To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?