2 Thessalonians 2:13
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.

King James Bible
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

American Standard Version
But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, for that God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved of God, for that God hath chosen you firstfruits unto salvation, in sanctification of the spirit, and faith of the truth:

English Revised Version
But we are bound to give thanks to God alway for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, for that God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

Webster's Bible Translation
But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, beloved by the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth:

Weymouth New Testament
And from us thanks are always due to God on your behalf--brethren whom the Lord loves--because God from the beginning has chosen you for salvation through the Spirit's sanctifying influence and your belief in the truth.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Hath chosen (εἵλατο)

The only case in N.T. in which this word is used of God's election. lxx, Deuteronomy 26:18, of God's choosing Israel to be his peculiar people. Comp. Philippians 1:22; Hebrews 11:25.

From the beginning (ἀπ' ἀρχῆς)

Not elsewhere in Paul. His usual expressions are πρὸ τῶν αἰώνων before the ages (1 Corinthians 2:7): πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4): ἀπὸ τῶν αἰώνων from the ages (Ephesians 3:9). Before eternal times (πρὸ χρόνων αἰωνίων) is found 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 1:2.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 Parallel Commentaries

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we.

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly...

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Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin...

beloved.

2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us...

Deuteronomy 33:12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long...

2 Samuel 12:25 And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

*marg:

Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love...

Ezekiel 16:8 Now when I passed by you, and looked on you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over you...

Daniel 9:23 At the beginning of your supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to show you; for you are greatly beloved...

Daniel 10:11,19 And he said to me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright...

Romans 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;

1 John 4:10,19 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins...

from.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Proverbs 8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand...

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning...

Hebrews 1:10 And, You, Lord, in the beginning have laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of your hands:

chosen.

Romans 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifies.

Romans 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand...

Ephesians 1:4,5 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love...

1 Thessalonians 1:4 Knowing, brothers beloved, your election of God.

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace...

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit...

through.

2 Thessalonians 2:10,12 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth...

Luke 1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.

1 Peter 1:2-5 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit...

belief.

John 8:45,46 And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not...

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.

Acts 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord...

Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth...

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 1:21
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.

Ephesians 1:4
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

1 Thessalonians 1:4
For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you,

1 Thessalonians 2:12
we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians 4:7
For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.

1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

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