2 Timothy 1:9
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English Standard Version
who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

King James Bible
Who hath 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,

American Standard Version
who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who hath delivered us and called us by his holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world.

English Revised Version
who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,

Webster's Bible Translation
Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the world began;

Weymouth New Testament
For He saved us and called us with a holy call, not in accordance with our desserts, but in accordance with His own purpose and the free grace which He bestowed on us in Christ Jesus before the commencement of the Ages,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Who hath saved us

Salvation is ascribed to God. See on our Savior, 1 Timothy 1:1.

Called (καλέσαντος)

Comp. 1 Timothy 6:12, and see Romans 8:30; Romans 9:11; 1 Corinthians 1:9; Galatians 1:6; 1 Thessalonians 2:12. It is Paul's technical term for God's summoning men to salvation. In Paul the order is reversed: called, saved.

With a holy calling (λκήσει ἁγίᾳ)

Κλῆσις, calling, often in Paul; but the phrase holy calling only here. In Paul, κλῆσις sometimes as here, with the verb καλεῖν to call, as 1 Corinthians 7:20; Ephesians 4:1, Ephesians 4:4.

Purpose (πρόθεσιν)

See on Acts 11:23; see on Romans 9:11.

Grace which was given (χάριν τὴν δοθεῖσαν)

Comp. Romans 12:3, Romans 12:6; Romans 15:15; 1 Corinthians 3:10; Ephesians 3:8; Ephesians 4:7. The phrase only here in Pastorals.

Before the world began (πρὸ χρόνων αἰωνίων)

See additional note on 2 Thessalonians 1:9. In Pastorals the phrase only here and Titus 1:2. Not in Paul. Lit. before eternal times. If it is insisted that αἰώνιος means everlasting, this statement is absurd. It is impossible that anything should take place before everlasting times. That would be to say that there was a beginning of times which are from everlasting. Paul puts the beginnings of salvation in God's purpose before the time of the world (1 Corinthians 2:7; 1 Peter 1:20); and Christ's participation in the saving counsels of God prior to time, goes with the Pauline doctrine of Christ's preexistence. The meaning, therefore, of this phrase is rightly given in A.V.: before the world began, that is, before time was reckoned by aeons or cycles. Then, in that timeless present, grace was given to us in God's decree, not actually, since we did not exist. The gift planned and ordered in the eternal counsels is here treated as an actual bestowment.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

hath.

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but to us which are saved it is the power of God.

Ephesians 2:5,8 Even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ, (by grace you are saved;)...

1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

Titus 3:4,5 But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared...

called.

Romans 8:28,30 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...

Romans 9:24 Even us, whom he has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved of the Lord...

Hebrews 3:1 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

1 Peter 1:15,16 But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of conversation...

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

1 Peter 2:20,21 For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you shall take it patiently? but if, when you do well...

not.

Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand...

Romans 11:5,6 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace...

Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration...

according to his.

Deuteronomy 7:7,8 The LORD did not set his love on you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people...

Isaiah 14:26,27 This is the purpose that is purposed on the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out on all the nations...

Matthew 11:25,26 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Romans 8:28 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.

Ephesians 1:9,11 Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself...

which.

John 6:37 All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and him that comes to me I will in no wise cast out.

John 10:28,29 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand...

John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which you have given me; for they are yours.

1 Corinthians 3:21,22 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours...

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

before.

John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me...

Acts 15:18 Known to God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ...

Ephesians 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

1 Peter 1:20 Who truly was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him...

Revelation 17:8 The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition...

Cross References
Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:29
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Romans 11:14
in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them.

Romans 11:29
For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

Romans 16:25
Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages

Ephesians 1:4
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

Ephesians 2:9
not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

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