13 Scriptures on God's Foreknowledge (ESV)

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God's Foreknowledge

1. Romans 8:29-30 - "For <strong>those whom he foreknew</strong> he..."

2. 1 Peter 1:1-2 - "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,..."

Meaning of "Knowledge" in the Bible

3. Genesis 4:1 - "Now Adam knew Eve his wife,..."

4. Exodus 2:23-25 - "During those many days the king..."

5. Psalm 1:6 - "for the Lord knows the way..."

6. Jeremiah 1:5 - "“Before I formed you in the..."

7. Amos 3:2 - "“You only have I known<br /> ..."

8. Hosea 13:5 - "It was I who knew you..."

9. Matthew 7:23 - "And then will I declare to..."

10. 1 Corinthians 8:3 - "But if anyone loves God, he..."

11. Galatians 4:9 - "But now that you have come..."

12. 2 Timothy 2:19 - "But God's firm foundation stands, bearing..."

13. 1 John 3:1 - "See what kind of love the..."

God's Foreknowledge

1. Romans 8:29-30

29 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. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

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2. 1 Peter 1:1-2

1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 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.

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Meaning of "Knowledge" in the Bible

3. Genesis 4:1

Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.”

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4. Exodus 2:23-25

23 During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 God saw the people of Israeland God knew.

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5. Psalm 1:6

for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

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6. Jeremiah 1:5

“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.”

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7. Amos 3:2

“You only have I known
of all the families of the earth;
therefore I will punish you
for all your iniquities.

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8. Hosea 13:5

It was I who knew you in the wilderness,
in the land of drought;

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9. Matthew 7:23

And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

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10. 1 Corinthians 8:3

But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.

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11. Galatians 4:9

But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?

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12. 2 Timothy 2:19

But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”

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13. 1 John 3:1

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 1:6
  2. Genesis 4:1
  3. Exodus 2:23-25
  4. Jeremiah 1:5
  5. Hosea 13:5
  6. Amos 3:2
  7. Matthew 7:23
  8. 1 John 3:1
  9. Romans 8:29-30
  10. 1 Corinthians 8:3
  11. Galatians 4:9
  12. 2 Timothy 2:19
  13. 1 Peter 1:1-2

Psalm 1:6

for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

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Genesis 4:1

Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.”

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Exodus 2:23-25

23 During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 God saw the people of Israeland God knew.

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Jeremiah 1:5

“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.”

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Hosea 13:5

It was I who knew you in the wilderness,
in the land of drought;

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Amos 3:2

“You only have I known
of all the families of the earth;
therefore I will punish you
for all your iniquities.

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Matthew 7:23

And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

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1 John 3:1

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

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Romans 8:29-30

29 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. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

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1 Corinthians 8:3

But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.

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Galatians 4:9

But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?

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2 Timothy 2:19

But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”

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1 Peter 1:1-2

1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 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.

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