21 For since in the wisdom of God (A)the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, (B)God was well-pleased through the (C)foolishness of the [a]message preached to (D)save those who believe.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:21 Lit preaching

21 For since in the wisdom of God the world(A) through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save(B) those who believe.(C)

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13 (A)But we should always give thanks to God for you, (B)brethren beloved by the Lord, because (C)God has chosen you [a]from the beginning (D)for salvation [b](E)through sanctification [c]by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

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  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 One early ms reads first fruits
  2. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Lit in
  3. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Lit of

Stand Firm

13 But we ought always to thank God for you,(A) brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits[a](B) to be saved(C) through the sanctifying work of the Spirit(D) and through belief in the truth.

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  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Some manuscripts because from the beginning God chose you

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