Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And when much debate occurred, Peter having risen up, he said to them, Men, brothers, ye know that from past days among us, God chose the Gentiles to hear through my mouth the word of the good-news, and to believe.
Blessed is Lord, the God of Israel, because he came to help, and made ransom for his people.
which thou prepared toward the face of all the peoples:
the people whom I formed for myself, that they might set forth my praise.
so shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth. It shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please. And it shall prosper in the thing to which I sent it.
through whom we received grace and apostleship for obedience of faith among all the nations on behalf of his name,
Because from him, and through him, and for him, are all things. To him is the glory into the ages. Truly.
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.