Re: revelations weren't given to ancient peoples in now long-dead
languages. But,Modern translations are helpful : “Salvation
comes from the LORD(YHWH)”( Jonah 2:9NIV) Or … “he
chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and
blameless before him. In love , he predestined us for adoption as sons through
Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will”(Ephesians 1:4-5 ESV).
One of the good defenses for the Bible and the doctrine of election
is no mortal man or women could have invented an idea that so glorifies God and
so humbles the human ego. The reason people today are so opposed to
it because they will have God be anything but God. He can become a cosmic
psychiatrists, a helpful shepherd, a teacher ,anything at all, only not God, for
a simple reason, they want to be God themselves.