But ye are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light;
and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father: to him be the glory and the might to the ages of ages. Amen.
And now, if ye will hearken to my voice indeed and keep my covenant, then shall ye be my own possession out of all the peoples for all the earth is mine --
For a holy people art thou unto Jehovah thy God: Jehovah thy God hath chosen thee to be unto him a people for a possession, above all the peoples that are upon the face of the earth.
Only, Jehovah took pleasure in thy fathers, to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you, out of all the peoples, as it is this day.
But as for you, ye shall be called priests of Jehovah; it shall be said of you: Ministers of our God. Ye shall eat the wealth of the nations, and into their glory shall ye enter.
But you hath Jehovah taken, and hath brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, that ye might be to him a people of inheritance, as it is this day.
For thou art a holy people unto Jehovah thy God, and thee hath Jehovah chosen for a people of possession unto himself, out of all the peoples that are upon the face of the earth.
the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them light hath shone.
to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me.
who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all lawlessness, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous for good works.
and Jehovah hath accepted thee this day to be a people of possession to him, as he hath told thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments,
Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah, the people that he hath chosen for his inheritance!
If I said, I will speak thus, behold, I should be faithless to the generation of thy children.
That I may see the prosperity of thy chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the joy of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
Open ye the gates, and the righteous nation which keepeth faithfulness shall enter in.
And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not, in paths that they know not will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
The beast of the field shall glorify me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I will give waters in the wilderness, rivers in the waste, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
Arise, shine! for thy light is come, and the glory of Jehovah is risen upon thee.
the people sitting in darkness has seen a great light, and to those sitting in the country and shadow of death, to them has light sprung up.
Let your light thus shine before men, so that they may see your upright works, and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.
to shine upon them who were sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
and I sanctify myself for them, that they also may be sanctified by truth.
Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, wherein the Holy Spirit has set you as overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, which he has purchased with the blood of his own.
And Agrippa said to Paul, In a little thou persuadest me to become a Christian.
us, whom he has also called, not only from amongst the Jews, but also from amongst the nations?
If any one corrupt the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are ye.
to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has taken us into favour in the Beloved:
who is the earnest of our inheritance to the redemption of the acquired possession to the praise of his glory.
to him be glory in the assembly in Christ Jesus unto all generations of the age of ages. Amen).
for ye were once darkness, but now light in the Lord; walk as children of light,
that ye may be harmless and simple, irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation; among whom ye appear as lights in the world,
I pursue, looking towards the goal, for the prize of the calling on high of God in Christ Jesus.
who has delivered us from the authority of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love:
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief:
who has saved us, and has called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages of time,
elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by sanctification of the Spirit, unto the obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
If any one speak as oracles of God; if any one minister as of strength which God supplies; that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the might for the ages of ages. Amen.
Blessed and holy he who has part in the first resurrection: over these the second death has no power; but they shall be priests of God and of the Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.