(A)even as he (B)chose us in him (C)before the foundation of the world, that we should be (D)holy and blameless before him. In love (E)he predestined us[a] for (F)adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, (G)according to the purpose of his will, (H)to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in (I)the Beloved.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 1:5 Or before him in love, 5having predestined us

Stand Firm

13 But (A)we ought always to give thanks to God for you, (B)brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you (C)as the firstfruits[a] (D)to be saved, (E)through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. 14 To this he called you through (F)our gospel, (G)so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Footnotes

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

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