100 Bible Verses about Predetermination

Ephesians 1:5 ESV / 40 helpful votes

He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

Ephesians 1:11 ESV / 32 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,

Romans 8:29 ESV / 32 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 6:44 ESV / 29 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.

Romans 8:29-30 ESV / 25 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. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Acts 4:28 ESV / 23 helpful votes

To do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.

Ephesians 1:1-23 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 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 he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, ...

Romans 8:28 ESV / 21 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.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

1 Peter 1:2 ESV / 20 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.

Acts 2:23 ESV / 20 helpful votes

This Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.

John 3:16 ESV / 20 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.

1 Corinthians 2:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.

Romans 8:28-30 ESV / 16 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.

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 15 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

Romans 8:30 ESV / 15 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.

John 15:16 ESV / 15 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.

1 Peter 1:20 ESV / 14 helpful votes

He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you

2 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 14 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 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,

John 12:32 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

Proverbs 16:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.

Luke 18:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Revelation 13:8 ESV / 12 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.

Romans 9:1-33 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen. ...

John 6:37 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Titus 1:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness,

2 Timothy 1:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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,

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:33 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.

Acts 13:48 ESV / 11 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.

John 13:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled, ‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.’

John 1:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Matthew 24:31 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Matthew 24:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

1 John 2:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 1:3-4 ESV / 10 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

Mark 13:20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And if the Lord had not cut short the days, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 10 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.”

Genesis 21:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But God said to Abraham, “Be not displeased because of the boy and because of your slave woman. Whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for through Isaac shall your offspring be named.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 9 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.

Romans 11:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel?

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 3:1-31 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.” But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) ...

Acts 17:26 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,

John 15:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

Matthew 22:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For many are called, but few are chosen.”

Joshua 11:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For it was the Lord's doing to harden their hearts that they should come against Israel in battle, in order that they should be devoted to destruction and should receive no mercy but be destroyed, just as the Lord commanded Moses.

Exodus 33:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.

Romans 9:15-16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy.

Isaiah 46:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’

Deuteronomy 30:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,

2 Peter 1:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.

Ephesians 3:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,

Romans 9:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”

Romans 9:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 7 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ...

Acts 4:27-28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.

John 5:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

Mark 13:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.

Haggai 2:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

On that day, declares the Lord of hosts, I will take you, O Zerubbabel my servant, the son of Shealtiel, declares the Lord, and make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you, declares the Lord of hosts.”

Psalm 65:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!

Exodus 9:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.

1 Peter 2:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.

James 1:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

1 Timothy 5:21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality.

Ephesians 1:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ

1 Corinthians 15:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

Romans 11:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Romans 9:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.

Romans 9:11-13 ESV / 6 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— she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”

Romans 6:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

John 17:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.

John 14:6 ESV / 6 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.

John 6:65 ESV / 6 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.”

John 6:39 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 6 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 1:12-13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

Daniel 4:35 ESV / 6 helpful votes

All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?”

Jeremiah 1:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 5 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,

Jude 1:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 5 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.

1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:1-2 ESV / 5 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.

2 Timothy 2:10 ESV / 5 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.

1 Timothy 4:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.

Ephesians 1:11-12 ESV / 5 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, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

Romans 9:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,

John 17:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.

Matthew 25:34 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Psalm 139:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.

2 Chronicles 22:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But it was ordained by God that the downfall of Ahaziah should come about through his going to visit Joram. For when he came there, he went out with Jehoram to meet Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom the Lord had anointed to destroy the house of Ahab.

Hebrews 10:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me;

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