But ye are the chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, an acquired people, that ye should show forth the virtues of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
and has made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Now therefore, if ye will give ear to hearken unto my voice and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a special treasure unto me above all peoples; for all the earth is mine.
For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God; the LORD thy God has chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, different from all the peoples that are upon the face of the earth.
The LORD delighted only in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you from among all the peoples, as it is this day.
But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD; men shall call you the Ministers of our God; ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and with their glory ye shall be lifted up.
But the LORD has taken you and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him the people of his inheritance, as ye are this day.
For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD has chosen thee to be a unique people unto himself from among all the peoples that are upon the face of the earth.
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; those that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shined.
to open their eyes and to turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins and inheritance among those who are sanctified by the faith that is in me.
who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto himself a people of his own, zealous of good works.
And the LORD has lifted thee up this day to be his unique people, as he has promised thee, and that thou should keep all his commandments,
Blessed is the people whose God is the LORD; the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
If I should say, I will speak as they do; behold, I should deny the generation of thy sons.
that I may see the good 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 the truth may enter in.
But thou, Israel, my slave, Jacob whom I have chosen, art the seed of Abraham my friend.
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will cause them to walk in paths that they have not known; 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 honour me, the dragons and the owls 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 is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
the people who sat in darkness saw great light, and to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, light is sprung up.
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.
to give light to those that dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death, to direct our feet into the way of peace.
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified in the truth.
Take heed therefore unto yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has placed you as bishops to feed the congregation of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.
Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
Even us, whom he has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles!
If anyone defiles the temple of God, God shall destroy that one; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
to the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he has made us accepted in the beloved;
which is the earnest of our inheritance unto the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
unto him be glory in the congregation by Christ Jesus throughout all generations of the ages of the ages. Amen.
For in another time ye were darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord: walk as children of light;
that ye may be blameless and innocent, children of God without rebuke in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son,
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should take you as a thief.
who has saved us and 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 the times of the ages,
chosen (according to the foreknowledge of God the Father) in sanctification of the Spirit, to obey and be sprinkled with the blood of Jesus, the Christ, Grace and peace, be multiplied unto you.
ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, well pleasing to God by Jesus, the Christ.
If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God; if anyone ministers, let them do it according to the virtue which God gives, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus, the Christ, unto whom is glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection; on such the second death has no authority, but they shall be priests of God and of the Christ and shall reign with him a thousand years.