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Want to know what the Bible says about election and predestination? Here are 45 Bible verses about election and predestination from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Romans 8:29 NIV
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
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Ephesians 2:8-10 NIV
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
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Ephesians 1:4 NIV
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love
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John 6:37 NIV
All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
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Ephesians 1:4-6 NIV
4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
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2 Timothy 1:9 NIV
He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
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Luke 10:22 NIV
“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
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2 Thessalonians 2:13 NIV
But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
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Romans 8:28-29 NIV
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
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1 Peter 1:2 NIV
who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:
Grace and peace be yours in abundance.
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Romans 9:15-18 NIV
15 For he says to Moses,
“I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,
    and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”
16 It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. 17 For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” 18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.
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2 Timothy 2:10 NIV
Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
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Romans 8:30 NIV
And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
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Acts 13:48 NIV
When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.
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Romans 11:7 NIV
What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain. The elect among them did, but the others were hardened,
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Romans 9:18 NIV
Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.
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John 6:44 NIV
“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.
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2 Peter 3:9 NIV
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
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Luke 18:7 NIV
And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
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John 10:27-29 NIV
27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.
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