But ye are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for an acquired possession, so that ye might broadly proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him is the glory and the dominion into the ages of the ages. Truly.
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be my own possession from among all peoples, for all the earth is mine,
For thou are a holy people to LORD thy God. LORD thy God has chosen thee to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth.
Only LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all peoples as at this day.
And thou made them kings and priests to our God, and they will reign over the earth.
But ye shall be named the priests of LORD. Men shall call you the ministers of our God. Ye shall eat the wealth of the nations, and in their glory ye shall boast yourselves.
But LORD has taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be to him a people of inheritance, as at this day.
For thou are a holy people to LORD thy God, and LORD has chosen thee to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them the light has shone.
to open their eyes to turn about from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, for them to receive remission of sins and a lot among those who have been sanctified by faith in me.
who gave himself for us, so that he might redeem us from all lawlessness, and purify to himself a special people, a zealot of good works.
And LORD has avouched thee this day to be a people for his own possession, as he has promised thee, and that thou should keep all his commandments,
Blessed is the nation whose God is LORD, the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
If I had said, I will speak thus, behold, I would have dealt treacherously with the generation of thy sons.
that I may see the prosperity of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps faith may enter in.
And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not. I will lead them in paths that they know not. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do, and I will not forsake them.
The beasts of the field shall honor me, the jackals and the ostriches, because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen,
Arise, shine, for thy light has come, and the glory of LORD has risen upon thee.
the people who dwell in darkness saw a great light, and to those who dwell in the region and shadow of death, light sprang up to them.
Thus your light should shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in the heavens.
to give light to those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into a way of peace.
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they may also themselves be sanctified in truth.
Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit placed you guardians, to tend the church of the Lord and God, which he purchased by his own blood.
And Agrippa said to Paul, By a little thou persuade me to become a Christian.
even us whom he called, not only from Jews but also from Gentiles.
If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy this man, for the temple of God is holy, which ye are.
for appreciation of the glory of his grace, by which he blessed us in him who is beloved.
which is a pledge of our inheritance for the redemption of the acquired possession, for appreciation of his glory.
to him is the glory in the church in Christ Jesus for all generations of the age of the ages. Truly.
For ye were once darkness, but now light in Lord. Walk as children of light
so that ye may become blameless and pure children of God, blameless in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
I press forward toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Who rescued us out of the power of darkness, and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of his love,
But ye, brothers, are not in darkness, so that the day would seize you as a thief.
Who saved us and who called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before times eternal.
chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you, and peace be multiplied.
ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
If any man speaks, as oracles of God. If any man serves, as of ability as God supplies. So that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the dominion into the ages of the ages. Truly.
Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. On these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of the Christ, and will reign with him a thousand years.