Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Do not fear, for I have redeemed thee, I have named thee; Thou art mine.
Yet now hear, O Jacob my slave and Israel, whom I have chosen:
Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
And he said unto me, Thou art my slave, O Israel; in thee I will glory.
Now therefore, if ye will give ear to hearken unto my voice and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a special treasure unto me above all peoples; for all the earth is mine.
For they belong to me, I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves.
For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God; the LORD thy God has chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, different from all the peoples that are upon the face of the earth.
The LORD delighted only in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you from among all the peoples, as it is this day.
For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD has chosen thee to be a unique people unto himself from among all the peoples that are upon the face of the earth.
Blessed is the people whose God is the LORD; the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
O ye seed of Abraham his slave, ye sons of Jacob his chosen.
For JAH has chosen Jacob unto himself and Israel for his own possession.
Dost thou not consider what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD has chosen, he has even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should no longer be a nation before them.
and think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father, for I say unto you that God is able to raise up children unto Abraham of these stones.
They answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and we have never served anyone; how sayest thou, Ye shall be set free?
that he be the father of the circumcision: not only to those who are of the circumcision, but also unto those who walk in the steps of the faith that was in our father Abraham before he was circumcised.
who are Israelites, to whom pertains the adoption as sons and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the law and the service of God and the promises,
For what then serves the law? It was added because of rebellions until the seed should come to whom the promise was made, and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
2 Chronicles 20:7
Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel and didst give it to the seed of Abraham, thy friend, for ever?
Ye are my friends if ye do whatsoever I command you.
And that the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness, and he was called the Friend of God.