1 Corinthians 1:2-3


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1 Corinthians 1:2-3
2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:
*3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

The word saints does not refer to a specially pious or revered person canonized by an ecclesiastical body, but a reference to everyone who by salvation has been sanctified, that is, set apart from sin in Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:6; Ephesians 4:1, 4; Colossians 3:15-17; 1 Timothy 6:12; Hebrews 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 2:9,21; 1 Peter 3:9; 2 Peter 1:3; Jude 1