13But we must always thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning # Other mss read because as a firstfruit God has chosen # Rm 9:11; 11:5; Eph 1:4; 1Th 1:4 you for salvation through sanctification # Rm 6:19; 1Co 1:30; 1Th 4:3; 1Tm 2:15; Heb 12:14; 1Pt 1:2 by the Spirit and through belief in the truth.

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