Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
After a long discussion, Peter got up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that in the early days God chose that of you all I should be the one from whose lips the heathen should hear the message of the good news and believe it.
"Blessings on the Lord, the God of Israel, Because he has turned his attention to his people, and brought about their deliverance,
Which you have set before all the nations,
through whom we have received God's favor and been commissioned in his name to urge obedience and faith upon all the heathen,
For from him everything comes; through him everything exists; and in him everything ends! Glory to him forever! Amen.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are the chosen race, the royal priesthood, the consecrated nation, his own people, so that you may declare the virtues of him who has called you out of darkness into his wonderful light;