Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the LORD; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.
Now, therefore, if ye will, indeed hearken, to my voice, And keep my covenant, Then shall ye be mine as a treasure beyond all the peoples, For, mine, is all the earth;
For what great nation is there which hath gods nigh unto it, - like Yahweh our God, whensoever we have cried out unto him.
And, Yahweh, hath avowed to-day that thou shalt be, his people, as a treasure, as he spake unto thee, - and that thou shalt observe all his commandments;
He met him in a desert land, And in the howling waste of a wilderness, - He encompassed him watched over him, Shielded him as the pupil of his own eye.
For, Jacob, hath Yah chosen for himself, Israel, for his own treasure.
He hath not dealt so with any nation, and, his regulations, he maketh not known to them. Praise ye Yah!
For a name
So shall she become to me - A name of joy, A praise and An adorning, To all the nations of the earth, - Who will hear all the good which I am doing them, And will dread and be deeply moved over all the good and over all the prosperity which I am causing her.
A people which I have fashioned for myself, My praise, shall they record.
So shall men call them - The holy people The redeemed of Yahweh, - And, thou, shalt be called - Sought out, A city not forsaken,
1 Peter 2:9
But, ye, are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a peculiar treasure, that, the excellences, ye may tell forth, of him who, out of darkness, hath called you into his marvellous light: -
This wicked people who are refusing to hear my words, who are walking in the stubbornness of their heart, and have gone after other gods, to serve them and to bow down to them, yea let them be like this girdle, which is good for nothing.
Therefore will I raise up over you, watchmen, Give ye heed to the sound of a horn, - But they said, We will not give heed!
But my people, hearkened not, unto my voice, Even, Israel, inclined not unto me.
And so, the Father who sent me, he, hath borne witness concerning me; Neither, a sound of him, at any time, have ye heard, nor, a form of him, have ye seen;