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But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
But now, says the Lord your Maker, O Jacob, and your life-giver, O Israel: have no fear, for I have taken up your cause; naming you by your name, I have made you mine.
And now, give ear, O Jacob my servant, and Israel whom I have taken for myself:
Give ear to me, Jacob, and Israel, my loved one; I am he, I am the first and I am the last.
And he said to me, You are my servant, Israel, in whom my glory will be seen;
If now you will truly give ear to my voice and keep my agreement, you will be my special property out of all the peoples: for all the earth is mine:
For they are my servants whom I took out from the land of Egypt; they may not become the property of another.
For you are a holy people to the Lord your God: marked out by the Lord your God to be his special people out of all the nations on the face of the earth.
But the Lord had delight in your fathers and love for them, marking out for himself their seed after them, even you, from all peoples, as at this day.
For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has taken you to be his special people out of all the nations on the face of the earth.
Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he has taken for his heritage.
O you seed of Abraham, his servant, you children of Jacob, his loved ones.
For the Lord has taken Jacob for himself, and Israel for his property.
Have you taken note of what these people have said, The two families, which the Lord took for himself, he has given up? This they say, looking down on my people as being, in their eyes, no longer a nation.
And say not to yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; because I say to you that God is able from these stones to make children for Abraham.
They said to him in answer, We are Abraham's seed and have never been any man's servant: why do you say, You will become free?
And the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who keep to the way of that faith which our father Abraham had before he underwent circumcision.
Who are Israelites: who have the place of sons, and the glory, and the agreements with God, and the giving of the law, and the worship, and the hope offered by God:
What then is the law? It was an addition made because of sin, till the coming of the seed to whom the undertaking had been given; and it was ordered through angels by the hand of a go-between.
Because it is in the Writings, that Abraham had two sons, one by the servant-woman, and one by the free woman.
2 Chronicles 20:7
Did you not, O Lord our God, after driving out the people of this land before your people Israel, give it to the seed of Abraham, your friend, for ever?
You are my friends, if you do what I give you orders to do.
And the holy Writings were put into effect which said, And Abraham had faith in God and it was put to his account as righteousness; and he was named the friend of God.