1:9 He is the one who saved us 1 and called us with a holy calling, not based on 2 our works but on his own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began, 3 1:10 but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He 4 has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel!
2 tn Or “according to,” or “by.”
3 tn Grk “before eternal times.”
4 tn Grk “having broken…and having brought…” (describing Christ). Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here (and at the beginning of v. 11) in the translation.