For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His own possession.
Yet on your fathers did the Lord set His affection to love them, and He chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
“They will be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.”
who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;
“ For the Lord’s portion is His people; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.
For the Lord will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the Lord has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.
O seed of Abraham, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!
“But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, Descendant of Abraham My friend,
“The beasts of the field will glorify Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I have given waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My chosen people.
Sing for joy and be glad, O daughter of Zion; for behold I am coming and I will dwell in your midst,” declares the Lord.