New Living Translation
God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but he has now revealed him to you in these last days.
King James Bible
Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
Darby Bible Translation
foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but who has been manifested at the end of times for your sakes,
World English Bible
who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of times for your sake,
Young's Literal Translation
foreknown, indeed, before the foundation of the world, and manifested in the last times because of you,
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'... Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.'--1 Peter i. 5. The Revised Version substitutes 'guarded' for 'kept,' and the alteration, though slight, is important, for it not only more accurately preserves the meaning of the word employed, but it retains the military metaphor which is in it. The force of the expression will appear if I refer, in a sentence, to other cases in which it is employed in the New Testament. For instance, we read that …
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"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.
But God knew what would happen, and his prearranged plan was carried out when Jesus was betrayed. With the help of lawless Gentiles, you nailed him to a cross and killed him.
For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
1 Timothy 3:16
Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith: Christ was revealed in a human body and vindicated by the Spirit. He was seen by angels and announced to the nations. He was believed in throughout the world and taken to heaven in glory.
And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe.
Because God's children are human beings--made of flesh and blood--the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death.
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