He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
I have loved you, said the LORD. Yet ye say, In what hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? said the LORD; yet I loved Jacob, and I rejected Esau and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
1 Kings 10:9
Blessed be the LORD thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel; because the LORD has always loved Israel, therefore he made thee king, to do justice and righteousness.
When Israel was a boy, I loved him and called my son out of Egypt.
So that, as concerning the gospel, I have them for enemies for your sakes; but as touching the election of God, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
Yea, he loved the peoples; all his saints are in thy hand; they also united at thy feet; they received thy words.
And because he loved thy fathers, therefore, he chose their seed after them and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt,
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.
Not because ye were more than the other peoples has the LORD desired you and chosen you; for ye were the fewest of all the peoples;
but because the LORD loved you and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, has the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand and ransomed you out of the house of slavery from the hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt.
And to Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
2 Samuel 12:25
And he sent by the hand of Nathan, the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, , by the LORD.
Then the LORD said unto me again, Go, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the sons of Israel, who look to other gods and love flagons of wine.
The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
But chose the tribe of Judah, the Mount Zion which he loved.