- In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,
- in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.
- And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,
- who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory.
- For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,