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But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
But now thus says LORD who created thee, O Jacob, and he who formed thee, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed thee. I have called thee by thy name, Thou are mine.
Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen.
Hearken to me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he. I am the first. I also am the last.
And he said to me, Thou are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be my own possession from among all peoples, for all the earth is mine,
For they are my servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt. They shall not be sold as bondmen.
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.
Only LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all peoples as at this day.
For thou are a holy people to LORD thy God, and LORD has chosen thee to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth.
Blessed is the nation whose God is LORD, the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye sons of Jacob, his chosen.
For LORD has chosen Jacob to himself, Israel for his own possession.
Consider thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which LORD chose, he has cast them off? Thus they despise my people, that they should be no more a nation before them.
And think not to say within yourselves, We have a father, Abraham. For I say to you, that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
They answered to him, We are Abraham's seed, and have been in bondage to no man, ever. How can thou say, Ye will become free?
and father of those of circumcision, to those not only of circumcision, but also to those who march in the steps of faith--of that during the uncircumcision of our father Abraham.
who are Israelites, of whom is the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the lawgiving, and the divine service, and the promises,
Why then the law? It was added on account of transgressions, until the seed would come to whom it was promised, which was arranged through heavenly agents in the hand of a mediator.
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one from the servant girl, and one from the freewoman.
2 Chronicles 20:7
Did thou not, O our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and give it to the seed of Abraham thy friend forever?
Ye are my friends, if ye do as many things as I command you.
And the scripture was fulfilled, which says, And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness, and he was called a friend of God.