Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that all of you are thereunto called, that all of you should inherit a blessing.
All of you have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that all of you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever all of 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, unto a nation that was not called by my name.
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and all of you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (o. pneuma)
For even hereunto were all of you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that all of 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 all of you holy in all manner of conversation;
Because it is written, Be all of 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, (o. pneuma) even as all of you are called in one hope of your calling;
God is faithful, by whom all of you were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are:
That no flesh should glory in his presence.
Unto which 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.