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Chosen for Salvation

13 But we must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters[a] beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits[b] for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 For this purpose he called you through our proclamation of the good news,[c] so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brothers and sisters,[d] stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by our letter.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Gk brothers
  2. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Other ancient authorities read from the beginning
  3. 2 Thessalonians 2:14 Or through our gospel
  4. 2 Thessalonians 2:15 Gk brothers