Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
Knowing—Forasmuch as we know.
your election of God—The Greek is rather, "beloved by God"; so Romans 1:7; II Thessalonians 2:13. "Your election" means that God has elected you as individual believers to eternal life (Romans 11:5, Romans 11:7; Colossians 3:12; II Thessalonians 2:13).
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