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Exodus 4:22-23

and thou hast said unto Pharaoh, Thus said Jehovah, My son, My first-born is Israel, and I say unto thee, Send away My son, and he doth serve Me; and -- thou dost refuse to send him away -- lo, I am slaying thy son, thy first-born.'

Numbers 6:27

And they have put My name upon the sons of Israel, and I -- I do bless them.'

Deuteronomy 28:10

and all the peoples of the land have seen that the name of Jehovah is called upon thee, and they have been afraid of thee.

Isaiah 43:7

Every one who is called by My name, Even for My honour I have created him, I have formed him, yea, I have made him.

Deuteronomy 26:18

'And Jehovah hath caused thee to promise to-day to become His people, a peculiar treasure, as He hath spoken to thee, and to keep all His commands;

Deuteronomy 27:9

And Moses speaketh -- the priests, the Levites, also -- unto all Israel, saying, 'Keep silent, and hear, O Israel, this day thou hast become a people to Jehovah thy God;

Deuteronomy 32:5-6

It hath done corruptly to Him; Their blemish is not His sons', A generation perverse and crooked! To Jehovah do ye act thus, O people foolish and not wise? Is not He thy father -- thy possessor? He made thee, and doth establish thee.

2 Samuel 7:14

I am to him for a father, and he is to Me for a son; whom in his dealings perversely I have even reproved with a rod of men, and with strokes of the sons of Adam,

1 Chronicles 22:10

he doth build a house to My name, and he is to Me for a son, and I am to him for a father, and I have established the throne of his kingdom over Israel unto the age.

1 Chronicles 28:6

and saith to me, Solomon thy son, he doth build My house, and My courts, for I have fixed on him to Me for a son, and I -- I am to him for a father,

Isaiah 8:18

Lo, I, and the children whom Jehovah hath given to me, Are for signs and for wonders in Israel, From Jehovah of Hosts, who is dwelling in Mount Zion.

Isaiah 43:6

I am saying to the north, 'Give up,' And to the south, 'Restrain not.' Bring in My sons from afar, And My daughters from the end of the earth.

Isaiah 63:16

For Thou art our Father, For Abraham hath not known us, And Israel doth not acknowledge us, Thou, O Jehovah, art our Father, Our redeemer from the age, is Thy name.

Isaiah 63:8

And He saith, Only My people they are, Sons -- they lie not, and He is to them for a saviour.

Jeremiah 3:19

And I have said, How do I put thee among the sons, And give to thee a desirable land, A beauteous inheritance of the hosts of nations, And I say, My father -- ye do call to Me, And from after Me ye do not turn back.

Jeremiah 31:9

With weeping they come in, And with supplications I bring them, I cause them to go unto streams of waters, In a right way -- they stumble not in it, For I have been to Israel for a father, And Ephraim -- My first-born is he.

Jeremiah 31:20

A precious son is Ephraim to Me? A child of delights? For since My speaking against him, I do thoroughly remember him still, Therefore have My bowels been moved for him, I do greatly love him, An affirmation of Jehovah.

Hosea 1:9-10

and He saith, 'Call his name Lo-Ammi, for ye are not My people, and I am not for you; and the number of the sons of Israel hath been as the sand of the sea, that is not measured nor numbered, and it hath come to pass in the place where it is said to them, Ye are not My people, it is said to them, Sons of the Living God;

John 1:12-13

but as many as did receive him to them he gave authority to become sons of God -- to those believing in his name, who -- not of blood nor of a will of flesh, nor of a will of man but -- of God were begotten.

John 11:52

and not for the nation only, but that also the children of God, who have been scattered abroad, he may gather together into one.

Acts 15:17

that the residue of men may seek after the Lord, and all the nations, upon whom My name hath been called, saith the Lord, who is doing all these things.

Romans 8:14-17

for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God; for ye did not receive a spirit of bondage again for fear, but ye did receive a spirit of adoption in which we cry, 'Abba -- Father.' The Spirit himself doth testify with our spirit, that we are children of God; read more.
and if children, also heirs, heirs, indeed, of God, and heirs together of Christ -- if, indeed, we suffer together, that we may also be glorified together.

Romans 8:19

for the earnest looking out of the creation doth expect the revelation of the sons of God;

Romans 9:8

that is, the children of the flesh -- these are not children of God; but the children of the promise are reckoned for seed;

Romans 9:26

and it shall be -- in the place where it was said to them, Ye are not My people; there they shall be called sons of the living God.'

Hebrews 1:5

For to which of the messengers said He ever, 'My Son thou art -- I to-day have begotten thee?' and again, 'I will be to him for a father, and he shall be to Me for a son?'

2 Corinthians 6:17-18

wherefore, come ye forth out of the midst of them, and be separated, saith the Lord, and an unclean thing do not touch, and I -- I will receive you, and I will be to you for a Father, and ye -- ye shall be to Me for sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.'

Galatians 4:5-7

that those under law he may redeem, that the adoption of sons we may receive; and because ye are sons, God did send forth the spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, 'Abba, Father!' so that thou art no more a servant, but a son, and if a son, also an heir of God through Christ.

Hebrews 2:10-11

For it was becoming to Him, because of whom are the all things, and through whom are the all things, many sons to glory bringing, the author of their salvation through sufferings to make perfect, for both he who is sanctifying and those sanctified are all of one, for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

Hebrews 2:13

and again, 'Behold I and the children that God did give to me.'

Hebrews 12:6-7

for whom the Lord doth love He doth chasten, and He scourgeth every son whom He receiveth;' if chastening ye endure, as to sons God beareth Himself to you, for who is a son whom a father doth not chasten?

1 John 3:1-2

See ye what love the Father hath given to us, that children of God we may be called; because of this the world doth not know us, because it did not know Him; beloved, now, children of God are we, and it was not yet manifested what we shall be, and we have known that if he may be manifested, like him we shall be, because we shall see him as he is;

1 John 4:4

Ye -- of God ye are, little children, and ye have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you, than he who is in the world.