Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
1 Samuel 8:5
And they said to him, Behold, thou are old, and thy sons do not walk in thy ways. Now make for us a king to judge us like all the nations.
For how shall it now be known that I have found favor in thy sight, I and thy people? Is it not in that thou go with us, so that we are separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth?
But I have said to you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey. I am LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.
For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him. Lo, it is a people that dwells alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.
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.
but mingled themselves with the nations, and learned their works,
If ye were of the world, the world would love its own, but because ye are not of the world (instead I chose you out of the world), because of this the world hates you.
rejoicing in hope, enduring tribulation, persevering in prayer,
2 Corinthians 6:17
Therefore, Come ye out from among them, and be ye separated, says Lord, And touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you
For our citizenship exists in the heavens, from which also we await a Savior, Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Peter 2:9
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.