2 Timothy 1:9; Matthew 13:35

uwho saved us and vcalled us to1 a holy calling, wnot because of our works but because of vhis own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus xbefore the ages began,2

35 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet:1

fI will open my mouth in parables;

gI will utter what has been hidden hsince the foundation of the world.