Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.
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 a holy people, art thou unto Yahweh thy God: of thee, hath Yahweh thy God, made choice, that thou shouldest become his people as a treasure, above all the peoples that are on the face of the ground:
For, a holy people, thou art unto Yahweh thy God, - and, of thee, did Yahweh make choice, that thou shouldest become his people as a treasure, above all the peoples that are on the face of the ground.
and hath avowed that he will set thee on high above all the nations which he hath made, for praise, and for renown and for glory, and that thou shalt be a holy people unto Yahweh thy God as he hath spoken.
In that day, shall there be inscribed upon the bells of the horses, Holy unto Yahweh, - and the caldrons in the house of Yahweh shall be like the dashing bowls before the altar.
According as he made choice of us, in him, before the founding of a world, that we might be holy and blameless in his presence; in love,
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: -
Thy fulness and thine outflow, shalt thou not delay, - the firstborn of thy sons, shalt thou give to me.
And the festival of harvest with the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou shalt sow in the field, And the festival of ingathering - at the outgoing of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.
All the best of oil, and all the best of new-wine and corn, - the firstfruits thereof which they shall give unto Yahweh, unto thee, have I given them.
Alas for the careless in Zion, and for them who put confidence in the mountain of Samaria, - the distinguished among the first group of nations, to whom came in the house of Israel.
Because he was so minded, he hath brought us forth with a word of truth, to the end we should be a sort of firstfruit of his creatures
These, are they, who with women, were not defiled, for they are, virgin. These, are they who follow the Lamb whithersoever he is going. These, were redeemed from mankind, as a firstfruit unto God and the Lamb;
Thus, saith Yahweh, Concerning all my wicked neighbours, who have been touching the inheritance which I gave as an inheritance unto my people Israel, - Behold me! uprooting them from off their own soil, Whereas the house of Judah, will I uproot out of their midst.
All who found them, devoured them, And, their adversaries, said - We shall not be, guilty, - Because they have sinned, Against, Yahweh the pasturage of righteousness, Yea the hope of their fathers - Yahweh.
Then shalt thou say unto Pharaoh, Thus, saith Yahweh - My son - my firstborn, is Israel;
Right soon, their foes, would I subdue, And, against their adversaries, would I turn my hand:
He suffered no son of earth to oppress them, And reproved - for their sakes - even kings!
Lo! they shall turn pale and be ashamed - All they who have been incensed against thee, - They shall become as nothing and perish - The men who have been thine accusers:
I had been provoked with my people, Had profaned mine inheritance, And given them into thy hand, -- Thou shewedst them no compassion, Upon the elder, madest thou very heavy thy yoke.
Concerning it, to your children, tell ye the story, - and your children, to their children, and their children, to the generation following: -
And, with a great displeasure, am I displeased with the careless nations, - in that, when, I, was displeased (for) a little, then, they, helped forward the calamity,
Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, For his own honour, hath he sent me unto the nations that are spoiling you, - Surely, he that toucheth you, toucheth the pupil of mine eye.
Lo! I am making Jerusalem a bowl of reeling to all the peoples, round about, - Moreover also, on Judah, shall it be in the siege against Jerusalem;
And, falling unto the earth, he heard a voice saying unto him - Saul! Saul! why, me, art thou persecuting?