9 uwho saved us and vcalled us to 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,
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Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession,
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith.
in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began
Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
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