not repaying evil for evil or abuse for abuse, but rather blessing, for that is what you were called for \'97 to inherit a blessing.
It was not you who chose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.
Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
For to this you were called, because Christ too suffered for you, leaving you an example that you might follow in his foot-steps.
I press toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
but, like the Holy One who has called you, become yourselves holy in all your way of life,
for it is written, "You shall be holy because I am holy."
He is faithful who calls you and he will do it.
It is he who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our deeds but according to his own purpose and grace, given to us in Christ Jesus ages ago
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called with one hope that belongs to your calling,
God is faithful, and it is by him that you have been called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
and God has chosen the low-born things and the things of no account, the things that are not, to defeat the things that are,
that no human being may boast in God's presence.
To this he called you through the good news that we brought, so that you may share the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.