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    1:19    “God has shown it to them”
    1:24    “God also gave them up to uncleanness”
    1:26    “God gave them up to vile passions”
    1:28    “God gave them over to a debased mind”
    3:5-6   “Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? . . . Certainly not!”
    5:8      “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”
    8:28    “we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those
               who are the called according to His purpose”
    8:29    “for whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son”
    8:30    “whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified;
               and whom He justified, these He also glorified”
    8:31    “if God be for us, who can be against us”
    8:33    “who shall bring a charge against God’s elect”
    9:13    “Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated”
    9:16    “So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy”
    9:17    “For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, ‘For this very purpose I have raised you up, that
               I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth’ ”
    9:18    “Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens”
    9:20    “who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it,
              ‘why have you made me like this’”
    9:22    “what if God . . . endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared
               for destruction”
    9:23    “the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared before hand for glory”
    11:7    “the elect have obtained it”
    11:28  “concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election
               they are beloved for the sake of the fathers”
    11:29  “the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable”
    11:36  “of Him and through Him and to Him are all things”


    1:20    “Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world”
    1:21    “since the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through
               the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe”
    1:27    “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise”
    2:10    “God has revealed them to us through His Spirit”
    3:6-7  “God gave the increase . . . God gives the increase”
    4:7     “For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not
    6:14    “And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power”
    7:17    “as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk”
    8:6      “there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things”
    12:5    “it is the same God who works all in all”
    12:11   “the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills”
    12:18   “God has set members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased”
    12:28   “God has appointed these in the church . . .”
    15:27   “all things are put under Him”


    1:21    “He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God”
    2:12    “a door was opened to me by the Lord”
    2:14    “thanks be to God who . . . diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place”
    3:5     “our sufficiency is from God”
    4:14    “He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus”
    5:21    “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us”
    7:6     “Nevertheless God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus”
    8:1     “the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia”
    8:16    “thanks be to God who puts the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus”
    9:15    “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift”
    10:13  “within the limits of the sphere which God appointed us”
    12:7    “a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me”


    1:1     “an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ
              and God the Father who raised Him from the dead)”
    1:15    “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb” (Jer. 1:5)
    2:6     “God shows personal favoritism to no man”
    3:13    “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law”
    4:6     “God sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts”
    4:9     “But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God”


    1:4     “He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world”
    1:5     “having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according
              to the good pleasure of His will”
    1:9     “according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself”
    1:11    “being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according
               to the counsel of His will”
    1:22    “and He put all things under His feet”
    2:8-9  “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the
               gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast”
    2:10    “created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that
               we should walk in them”
    3:2     “the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you”          
    3:7     “I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the
               effective working of His power”
    3:11    “according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus”
    3:20    “according to the power that works in us”
    4:7     “to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift”
    4:11    “one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all”
    5:17    “understand what the will of the Lord is”


    1:6     “that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day
              of Jesus Christ”
    1:12    “the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance
              of the gospel”
    1:29    “For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him,
               but also to suffer for His sake”
    2:13    “it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure”
    2:27    “he was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him”
    3:21    “the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself”
    4:13    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”
    4:19    “my God shall supply all your need”


    1:16    “All things were created through Him and for Him”
    1:17    “He is before all things, and in Him all things consist”
    1:27    “to them God willed to make known”
    3:12    “as the elect of God”
    4:17    “the ministry which you have received in the Lord”


    1:4     “knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God”
    2:4     “we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel”
    2:12    “walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory”
    4:3     “this is the will of God, your sanctification”
    5:9     “God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation”
    5:16    “in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”
    5:24    “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it”


    2:11    “God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie”
    2:13    “because God from the beginning chose you for salvation”
    3:3     “the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one”


    1:12    “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me”
    2:7     “I was appointed a preacher and an apostle”
    5:21    “the elect angels”
    6:15-16“He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
               who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light”


    1:9     “who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works,
               but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus
               before time began”
    1:11    “I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles”
    2:10    “I endure all things for the sake of the elect”
    2:19    “the Lord knows those who are His”
    2:25    “if God perhaps will grant them repentance”
    4:1     “Jesus Christ who will judge the living and the dead”


    1:2     “in hope of eternal life which God . . . promised before the world began”
    1:3     “has . . . manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me”

    1:3     “upholding all things by the word of His power”
    2:10    “for whom are all things, and by whom are all things”
    1:14    “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit
    3:1     “partakers of the heavenly calling”
    6:13    “God made a promise to Abraham”
    6:17    “God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of Promise the immutability
               of His counsel”
    7:22    “Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant”
    9:27    “And as it is appointed for men to die once”
    10:23  “He who promised is faithful”
    11:40  “God having provided something better for us”
    12:2    “Jesus . . . has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God”
    13:9    “it is good that the heart be established by grace”
    13:20-21“may the God of peace . . . make you complete in every good work to do His will,
               working in you what is well pleasing in His sight”


    1:18    “of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth”
    2:5     “has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith”
    2:7     “do not blaspheme the noble name by which you are called”
    4:14    “you do not know what will happen tomorrow”
    4:15    “you ought to say ‘If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that’ ”


    1:2     “elect according to the foreknowledge of God”
    1:5     “who are kept by the power of God”
    1:12    “to them it was revealed”
    1:20    “He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world”
    1:23    “having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the
               word of God which lives and abides forever”
    2:8     “they stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed”
    2:21    “for to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example,
               that we should follow His steps”
    3:14    “but even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed”
    3:18    “Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might
               bring us to God”
    4:1     “Christ suffered for us in the flesh”
    4:14    “blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you”
    4:19    “let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him”
    5:6     “humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God”
    5:13    “she who is in Babylon, elect together with you”


    1:1     “to those who have obtained like precious faith”
    1:3     “through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which
              have been given to us exceeding great and precious promises”
    1:14    “shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me”
    2:12    “but these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed”
    2:19    “they themselves are slaves of corruption”
    3:5     “by the word of God the heavens were of old”
    3:7     “the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word”
    3:10    “the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night”


    2:20    “but you have an anointing from the Holy One”
    3:1     “what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us”
    3:8     “for this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works
               of the devil”
    5:20    “we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding”


    v. 1     “to the elect lady and her children”


    v. 1     “to those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved
               in Jesus Christ”
    v. 4     “certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this
    v. 5     “the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt”
    v. 24   “to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless”
    v. 25   “to God our Savior . . . be . . . dominion and power, both now and forever”


    1:5-6  “to Him who loved us and washed us . . . and had made us kings and priests”
    3:21    “My Father on His throne”
    4:2     “Immediately I was in the spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat
               on the throne”
    4:10    “the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne”
    4:11    “for You created all things and by Your will they exist”
    5:9-10 “You . . . have redeemed . . . and have made us kings and priests”
    5:13    “to Him who sits on the throne”
    6:4     “it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth”
    6:8     “power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword . . .”          
    6:17    “the great day of His wrath has come”
    7:3     “Do not harm the earth . . . till we have sealed the servants of our God”
    7:10    “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb”
    7:17    “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes”
    9:15    “the four angels who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year
               were released to kill a third of mankind”
    11:6    “these have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the day of their prophecy;
               and they have power over waters to turn them to blood and to strike the earth
               with all plagues, as often as they desire”
    11:17  “You have taken Your great power and reigned”
    13:8    “all who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written
               in the Book of Life of the Lamb”
    15:1    “the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete”
    15:3    “Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty”
    16:1    “go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth”
    17:8    “whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world”
    18:8    “for strong is the Lord God who judges her”
    18:20  “God has avenged you on her”
    19:4    “worshiped God who sat on the throne”
    19:6    “the Lord God Omnipotent reigns”
    19:16  “He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords”
    21:5    “Behold, I make all things new”
    22:6    “the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things
               which must shortly take place”

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