100 Bible Verses about Being Chosen

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 296 helpful votes

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

John 15:16 ESV / 251 helpful votes

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 219 helpful votes

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Ephesians 1:3-4 ESV / 196 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

Deuteronomy 14:2 ESV / 180 helpful votes

For you are a people holy to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Isaiah 43:10 ESV / 86 helpful votes

“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.

2 Thessalonians 2:14 ESV / 83 helpful votes

To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 3:16 ESV / 78 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Psalm 82:6 ESV / 64 helpful votes

I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you;

1 John 2:27 ESV / 61 helpful votes

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

1 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV / 59 helpful votes

For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you,

John 16:13 ESV / 59 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

John 13:19 ESV / 57 helpful votes

I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 50 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Jeremiah 1:4-5 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

John 6:44 ESV / 48 helpful votes

No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.

Matthew 22:14 ESV / 46 helpful votes

For many are called, but few are chosen.”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 46 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

John 14:6 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 41 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Revelation 13:8 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 36 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

John 6:40-41 ESV / 35 helpful votes

For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”

Isaiah 43:1-3 ESV / 33 helpful votes

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you.

Jeremiah 5:22 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Do you not fear me? declares the Lord. Do you not tremble before me? I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it.

Galatians 1:15-16 ESV / 30 helpful votes

But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;

Romans 6:23 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 45:7 ESV / 28 helpful votes

You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

Luke 2:21 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Exodus 19:6 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.”

Deuteronomy 7:6 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Exodus 19:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine;

Acts 3:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.

Isaiah 6:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

Genesis 12:1-3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

2 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

John 10:30 ESV / 19 helpful votes

I and the Father are one.”

John 6:37 ESV / 19 helpful votes

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

John 5:30 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

Titus 2:14 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Nehemiah 4:14 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.”

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 16 helpful votes

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Revelation 17:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”

1 Peter 1:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

John 6:65 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

Ephesians 2:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

Ephesians 1:4-5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

Galatians 1:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace,

Romans 11:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.

Acts 13:48 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.

Luke 18:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?

Luke 1:37 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Psalm 135:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel as his own possession.

1 Peter 1:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

Hebrews 11:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.

Galatians 3:29 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.

Galatians 3:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham.

Matthew 26:28 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Isaiah 41:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend;

Deuteronomy 30:1-8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“And when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you, and return to the Lord your God, you and your children, and obey his voice in all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your soul, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you. If your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there the Lord your God will gather you, and from there he will take you. And the Lord your God will bring you into the land that your fathers possessed, that you may possess it. And he will make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers. ...

Deuteronomy 7:6-8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Leviticus 19:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.

Romans 8:28-30 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 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. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Romans 8:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Matthew 21:43 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits.

Matthew 7:13-14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Psalm 33:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!

2 Timothy 2:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.

Colossians 3:12-17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. ...

Ephesians 2:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Ephesians 1:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,

John 1:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

2 Peter 2:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

If he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Colossians 3:12-14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Romans 9:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls—

Romans 8:30 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Romans 8:29 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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.

John 17:20-22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,

John 9:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Some said, “It is he.” Others said, “No, but he is like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.”

John 1:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Luke 2:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

1 Peter 1:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,

1 Peter 1:1-2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Hebrews 13:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

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