For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we would walk in them.
For the creation waits with eager expectation for the revealing of the sons of God.
For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.
And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying, »To him who sits on the throne and to the Lambbe blessing and honor and glory and power,for ever and ever!«
For in him we live and move and have our being, as even some of your own poets have said, We are his offspring.
For since the creation of the world his invisible nature, even his eternal power and deity, has been clearly seen, being understood by the things that have been made. So they are without excuse;