Do not return evil for evil or insult for insult, but give a blessing instead; for to this you were called, that you may inherit a blessing.
You did not choose 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.
And 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 have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
but as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct;
because it is written, »You shall be holy, for I am holy.«
He who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and the grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call,
God is faithful, by whom you were called into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things, and the things that are not, to nullify the things that are,
so that no flesh may boast before God.
He called you to this through our gospel, that you may share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.