2 Timothy

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Timothy 1:9

“Who hath saued vs, and called vs with an holy calling, not according to our workes, but according to his owne purpose and grace, which was giuen vs in Christ Iesus, before the world began,”

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Other Translations

Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
- King James Version

who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who gave us salvation, marking us out for his purpose, not on account of our works, but in the measure of his purpose and his grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,
- Basic English Bible

who has saved us, and has called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to [his] own purpose and grace, which [was] given to us in Christ Jesus before [the] ages of time,
- Darby Bible

Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the world began;
- Webster's Bible

For He saved us and called us with a holy call, not in accordance with our desserts, but in accordance with His own purpose and the free grace which He bestowed on us in Christ Jesus before the commencement of the Ages,
- Weymouth Bible

who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,
- World English Bible

that delyueride vs, and clepide with his hooli clepyng, not after oure werkis, but bi his purpos and grace, that is youun in Crist Jhesu bifore worldli tymes;
- Wycliffe Bible

who did save us, and did call with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, that was given to us in Christ Jesus, before the times of the ages,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 1:9


1:9 Who hath saved us - By faith. The love of the Father, the grace of our Saviour, and the whole economy of salvation, are here admirably described. Having called us with an holy calling - Which is all from God, and claims us all for God. According to his own purpose and grace - That is, his own gracious purpose. Which was given us - Fixed for our advantage, before the world began.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 1:9


2Ti 1:9 Who hath saved us. God's power hath saved us and all believers. Not according to our works. He called us according to his purpose to call men before the world began. He purposed to call the Gentiles--a race rebellious. See notes on Romans, chap. 9.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 1

  • Felix
    God is good
  • BSP
    Verse 7~The spirit that Jehovah God gives is one of power and courage. God's spirit can help us to face and overcome any obstacle that comes our way.
  • Me.
    Yes, God has given us all things. It is in our power through him to have faith and and love and resist temptation and follow the path of righteousness.
  • A disciple
    "..now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and HATH BROUGHT LIFE AND IMMORTALITY TO LIGHT THROUGH THE ANNOUNCED GLAD TIDINGS...whereunto I am appointed a preacher.." Immortality! Death Abolished! All the works of the devil and all the causes of sin in man undone taken away and healed! Let us have no place for all that diverts us from God's purpose.
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 1:10 but noW is made manifest by the appearing of our SAVOIR JESUS CHRIST who hath abolished death and hath brought life and immortality --TO LIGHT-- through the gospel JOHN 8:12 then spake JESUS again unto them saying I am the light of the world --- HE THAT FOLLOWETH ME --- SHALL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS BUT SHALL HAVE THE LIGHT OF LIFE
  • Ivan
    Julie. Ask the Lord to baptize you with the Holy Spirit and to give you a prayer language. When He does use it daily. Paul said that when you pray in the Spirit, or in tongues, you spirit prays directly to God in mysteries that only God understands. It is the most effective way to pray because the Spirit knows what to pray for always. I have experience this many times and seen many results.

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