Ephesians 1:4
Good News Translation
Even before the world was made, God had already chosen us to be his through our union with Christ, so that we would be holy and without fault before him. Because of his love

Contemporary English Version
Before the world was created, God had Christ choose us to live with him and to be his holy and innocent and loving people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and unspotted in his sight in charity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

As he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and unspotted in his sight in charity.

as.

Deuteronomy 7:6,7 Because thou art a holy people to the Lord thy God. The Lord thy God hath chosen thee, to be his peculiar people of all peoples that are upon the earth. . . .

Psalm 135:4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself: Israel for his own possession.

Isaiah 41:8,9 But thou Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend: . . .

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, I will uphold him: my elect, my soul delighteth in him: I have given my spirit upon him, he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

Isaiah 65:8-10 Thus saith the Lord: As if a grain be found in a cluster, and it be said: Destroy it not, because it is a blessing: so will I do for the sake of my servants, that I may not destroy the whole. . . .

Matthew 11:25,26 At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones. . . .

Matthew 24:22,24 And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened. . . .

Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a trumpet and a great voice: and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them.

John 10:16 And other sheep I have that are not of this fold: them also I must bring. And they shall hear my voice: And there shall be one fold and one shepherd.

Acts 13:48 And the Gentiles hearing it were glad and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to life everlasting believed.

Acts 18:10 Because I am with thee and no man shall set upon thee, to hurt thee. For I have much people in this city.

Romans 8:28,30,33 And we know that to them that love God all things work together unto good: to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints. . . .

Romans 9:23,24 That he might shew the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy which he hath prepared unto glory? . . .

Romans 11:5,6 Even so then, at this present time also, there is a remnant saved according to the election of grace. . . .

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 0 . . .

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory.

Titus 1:1,2 Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of the elect of God and the acknowledging of the truth, which is according to godliness: . . .

James 2:5 Hearken, my dearest brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him?

1 Peter 1:2 According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, unto the sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. Grace unto you and peace be multiplied.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

before.

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

John 17:24 Father, I will that where I am, they also whom thou hast given me may be with me: that they may see my glory which thou hast given me, because thou hast loved me before the creation of the world.

Acts 15:18 To the Lord was his own work known from the beginning of the world.

1 Peter 1:20 Foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but manifested in the last times for you:

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth adored him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb which was slain from the beginning of the world.

Revelation 17:8 The beast which thou sawest, was, and is not, and shall come up out of the bottomless pit and go into destruction. And the inhabitants on the earth (whose names are not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world) shall wonder, seeing the beast that was and is not.

that.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus in good works, which God hath prepared that we should walk in them.

Luke 1:74,75 That being delivered from the hand of our enemies, we may serve him without fear: . . .

John 15:16 You have not chosen me: but I have chosen you; and have appointed you, that you should go and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Romans 8:28,29 And we know that to them that love God all things work together unto good: to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints. . . .

Colossians 3:12 Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, the bowels of mercy, benignity, humility, modesty, patience:

1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto sanctification.

2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath delivered us and called us by his holy calling, not according to our own works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world:

2 Timothy 2:19 But the sure foundation of God standeth firm, having this seal: the Lord knoweth who are his; and let every one depart from iniquity who nameth the name of the Lord.

Titus 2:11,12 For the grace of God our Saviour hath appeared to all men: . . .

2 Peter 1:5-10 And you, employing all care, minister in your faith, virtue: And in virtue, knowledge: . . .

without.

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself, a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

1 Corinthians 1:8 Who also will confirm you unto the end without crime, in the days of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:15 That you may be blameless and sincere children of God, without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation: among whom you shine as lights in the world.

Colossians 1:22 Yet now he hath reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unspotted and blameless before him:

2 Peter 3:14 Wherefore, dearly beloved, waiting for these things, be diligent that you may be found before him unspotted and blameless in peace.

love.

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts: that, being rooted and founded in charity,

Ephesians 4:2,15,16 With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity. . . .

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God for an odour of sweetness.

Galatians 5:6,13,22 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing nor uncircumcision: but faith that worketh by Charity. . . .

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts may be comforted, being instructed in charity and unto all riches of fulness of understanding, unto the knowledge of the mystery of God the Father and of Christ Jesus:

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And may the Lord multiply you and make you abound in charity towards one another and towards all men: as we do also towards you,

1 John 4:16 And we have known and have believed the charity which God hath to us. God is charity: and he that abideth in charity abideth in God, and God in him.

Context
Spiritual Blessings
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with spiritual blessings in heavenly places, in Christ: 4As he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and unspotted in his sight in charity. 5Who hath predestinated us unto the adoption of children through Jesus Christ unto himself: according to the purpose of his will:…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:2
Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel. And thou shalt say to them: Be ye holy, because I the Lord your God am holy.

Leviticus 20:7
Sanctify yourselves, and be ye holy: because I am the Lord your God.

2 Samuel 22:24
And I shall be perfect with him: and shall keep myself from my iniquity.

Matthew 25:34
Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Acts 13:48
And the Gentiles hearing it were glad and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to life everlasting believed.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus in good works, which God hath prepared that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 4:2
With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity.

Ephesians 4:15
But doing the truth in charity, we may in all things grow up in him who is the head, even Christ:

Ephesians 4:16
From whom the whole body, being compacted and fitly joined together, by what every joint supplieth, according to the operation in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body, unto the edifying of itself in charity.

Ephesians 5:2
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God for an odour of sweetness.

Ephesians 5:27
That he might present it to himself, a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Colossians 1:22
Yet now he hath reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unspotted and blameless before him:

2 Thessalonians 2:13


2 Timothy 1:9
Who hath delivered us and called us by his holy calling, not according to our own works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world:

1 Peter 1:20
Foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but manifested in the last times for you:

Additional Translations
For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His presence. In love

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world for us to be holy and blameless before Him, in love

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:

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:

according as he has chosen us in him before [the] world's foundation, that we should be holy and blameless before him in love;

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:

According as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

even as, in His love, He chose us as His own in Christ before the creation of the world, that we might be holy and without blemish in His presence.

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blemish before him in love;

according as He did choose us in him before the foundation of the world, for our being holy and unblemished before Him, in love,
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