4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love5 he predestined us[a] for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14English Standard Version (ESV)
13 But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits[a]to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.14 To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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