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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 the LORD that created you, O Jacob, and he that formed you, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name; you are mine.
Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; 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 said unto me, You are my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a special treasure unto me above all people: 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 slaves.
For you are a holy people unto the LORD your God: the LORD your God has chosen you to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their descendants after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
For you are a holy people unto the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
O you offspring of Abraham his servant, you children of Jacob his chosen.
For the LORD has chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.
Consider you not 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, as if they should be no more 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 of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
They answered him, We are Abraham's descendants, and were never in bondage to any man: how say you, You shall be made free?
And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
Who are Israelites; to whom pertains the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the descendant 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 free woman.
2 Chronicles 20:7
Are not you our God, who did drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham your friend forever?
You are my friends, if you do whatsoever I command you.
And the scripture was fulfilled which says, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.