Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that you are thereunto called, that you should inherit a blessing.
You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, to a nation that was not called by my name.
Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps:
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of conversation;
Because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy.
Faithful is he that calls you, who also will do it.
Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;
God is faithful, by whom you were called to the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yes, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are:
That no flesh should glory in his presence.
Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.