who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge(A) of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit,(B) to be obedient(C) to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:(D)

Grace and peace be yours in abundance.(E)

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Stand Firm

13 But we ought always to thank God for you,(A) brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits[a](B) to be saved(C) through the sanctifying work of the Spirit(D) and through belief in the truth.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Some manuscripts because from the beginning God chose you

11 And that is what some of you were.(A) But you were washed,(B) you were sanctified,(C) you were justified(D) in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

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