19 I am using an example from everyday life(A) because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness(B) leading to holiness.

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12 not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.”[a](A) 13 Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”[b](B)

14 What then shall we say?(C) Is God unjust? Not at all!(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:12 Gen. 25:23
  2. Romans 9:13 Mal. 1:2,3

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion(A) until the day of Christ Jesus.(B)

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10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[a] make every effort to confirm your calling(A) and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Peter 1:10 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.

for everyone born of God(A) overcomes(B) the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.(C)

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Whoever has ears, let them hear(A) what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious,(B) I will give the right to eat from the tree of life,(C) which is in the paradise(D) of God.

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11 Whoever has ears, let them hear(A) what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.(B)

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17 Whoever has ears, let them hear(A) what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious,(B) I will give some of the hidden manna.(C) I will also give that person a white stone with a new name(D) written on it, known only to the one who receives it.(E)

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26 To the one who is victorious(A) and does my will to the end,(B) I will give authority over the nations(C)

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The one who is victorious(A) will, like them, be dressed in white.(B) I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life,(C) but will acknowledge that name before my Father(D) and his angels.

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12 The one who is victorious(A) I will make a pillar(B) in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God(C) and the name of the city of my God,(D) the new Jerusalem,(E) which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.

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21 To the one who is victorious,(A) I will give the right to sit with me on my throne,(B) just as I was victorious(C) and sat down with my Father on his throne.

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