Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To the pilgrims a of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
b elect c according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, d in sanctification of the Spirit, for e obedience and f sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ:
g Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Then the Jews said among themselves, "Where does He intend to go that we shall not find Him? Does He intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings.
Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
1 Peter 1:20
He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name.
So shall He sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him; For what had not been told them they shall see, And what they had not heard they shall consider.
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
To Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.