'Selection' in the Bible
some divine beings noticed how attractive human women were, so they took wives for themselves from a selection that pleased them.
And he made selection of able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, captains of thousands, captains of hundreds and of fifties and of tens.
I have made selection of Bezalel, the son of Uri, by name, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:
And I have made selection of Oholiab with him, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are wise I have put the knowledge to make whatever I have given you orders to have made;
And Moses said to the children of Israel, See, the Lord has made selection of Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;
And Aaron will make selection from the two goats by the decision of the Lord, one goat for the Lord and one for Azazel.
And he said to Korah and his band, In the morning the Lord will make clear who are his, and who is holy, and who may come near him: the man of his selection will be caused to come near him.
"According to the selection by lot, their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller groups."
But they will be your food before the Lord your God in the place of his selection, where you may make a feast of them, with your son and your daughter, and your man-servant and your woman-servant, and the Levite who is living with you: and you will have joy before the Lord your God in everything to which you put your hand.
But year by year you and all your house are to take a meal of it before the Lord, in the place of his selection.
So they made selection of Kedesh in Galilee in the hill-country of Naphtali, and Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim, and Kiriath-arba (which is Hebron) in the hill-country of Judah.
And on the east side of Jordan at Jericho, they made selection of Bezer in the waste land, in the table-land, out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh.
Go, send up your cry for help to the gods of your selection; let them be your saviours in the time of your trouble.
And Samuel said to all the people, Do you see the man of the Lord's selection, how there is no other like him among all the people? And all the people with loud cries said, Long life to the king!
Now when they came, looking at Eliab, he said, Clearly the man of the Lord's selection is before him.
And David said to his men, Before the Lord, never let it be said that my hand was lifted up against my lord, the man of the Lord's selection, for the Lord's holy oil has been put on him.
Great salvation does he give to his king; he has mercy on the king of his selection, David, and on his seed for ever.
So David made selection of the disease; and the time was the days of the grain-cutting, when the disease came among the people, causing the death of seventy thousand men from Dan as far as Beer-sheba.
And your servant has round him the people of your selection, a people so great that they may not be numbered, and no account of them may be given.
From the day when I took my people Israel out of Egypt, no town in all the tribes of Israel has been marked out by me for the building of a house for the resting-place of my name; but I made selection of David to be king over my people Israel.
Still I will not take all the kingdom from him; but I will give one tribe to your son, because of my servant David, and because of Jerusalem, the town of my selection.
Now these are their living-places, the limits inside which they were to put up their tents: to the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, because they had the first selection,
Selection was made of these in the same way as of their brothers the sons of Aaron, David the king being present, with Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites; the families of the chief in the same way as those of his younger brother.
Further, David and the chiefs of the servants of the holy place made selection of certain of the sons of Asaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun for the work of prophets, to make melody with corded instruments and brass; and the number of the men for the work they had to do was:
And selection was made of them for their special work, all having equal chances, small as well as great, the teacher as the learner.
And of all my sons (for the Lord has given me a great number of sons) he has made selection of Solomon to take his place on the seat of the kingdom of the Lord over Israel.
Now then, take note; for the Lord has made selection of you to be the builder of a house for the holy place. Be strong and do it.
But now I have made selection of Jerusalem, that my name might be there, and of David, to be over my people Israel.
And we, the priests and the Levites and the people, made selection, by the decision of the Lord, of those who were to take the wood offering into the house of God, by families at the regular times, year by year, to be burned on the altar of the Lord our God, as it is recorded in the law;
And the rulers of the people were living in Jerusalem: the rest of the people made selection, by the decision of chance, of one out of every ten to be living in Jerusalem, the holy town; the other nine to go to the other towns.
The kings of the earth have taken their place, and the rulers are fixed in their purpose, against the Lord, and against the king of his selection, saying,
Great salvation does he give to his king; he has mercy on the king of his selection, David, and on his seed for ever.
Happy is the man of your selection, to whom you give a resting-place in your house; we will be full of the good things out of your holy place.
I have made an agreement with the man of my selection, I have made an oath to David my servant;
But you have put him away in disgust; you have been angry with the king of your selection.
He sent Moses, his servant, and Aaron, the man of his selection.
And he took his people out with joy, the men of his selection with glad cries:
So that I may see the well-being of the people of your selection, and have a part in the joy of your nation, and take pride in your heritage.
The wise workman makes selection of the mulberry-tree of the offering, a wood which will not become soft; so that the image may be fixed to it and not be moved.
The Lord says to the man of his selection, to Cyrus, whom I have taken by the right hand, putting down nations before him, and taking away the arms of kings; making the doors open before him, so that the ways into the towns may not be shut;
See, he will come up like a lion from the thick growth of Jordan against the resting-place of Teman: but I will suddenly make him go in flight from her; and I will put over her the man of my selection: for who is like me? and who will put forward his cause against me? and what keeper of sheep will be able to keep his place before me?
See, he will come up like a lion from the thick growth of Jordan against the resting-place of Teman: but I will suddenly make them go in flight from her; and I will put over her the man of my selection: for who is like me? and who will put forward his cause against me? and what keeper of sheep will keep his place before me?
See my servant, the man of my selection, my loved one in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit on him, and he will make my decision clear to the Gentiles.
Now at the feast it was the way for the ruler to let free to the people one prisoner, at their selection.
And the day came and, turning to his disciples, he made a selection from among them of twelve, to whom he gave the name of Apostles;
And there was a voice from the cloud saying, This is my Son, the man of my selection; give ear to him.
Now after these things, the Lord made selection of seventy others and sent them before him, two together, into every town and place where he himself was about to come.
And the people were looking on. And the rulers made sport of him, saying, He was a saviour of others; let him do something for himself, if he is the Christ, the man of God's selection.
Then Jesus said, Did I not make a selection of you, the twelve, and one of you is a son of the Evil One?
Till the day when he was taken up to heaven after he had given his orders, through the Holy Spirit, to the Apostles of whom he had made selection:
And they made selection of two, Joseph, named Barsabbas, whose other name was Justus, and Matthias.
And this saying was pleasing to all of them: and they made selection of Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip and Prochorus and Nicanor and Timon and Parmenas and Nicolas of Antioch, who had become a Jew:
The God of this people Israel made selection of our fathers, lifting the people up from their low condition when they were living in the land of Egypt, and with a strong arm took them out of it.
And when they had made selection of some to be rulers in every church, and had given themselves to prayer and kept themselves from food, they put them into the care of the Lord in whom they had faith.
And after there had been a long debate, Peter got up and said to them, Brethren, you know that quite a while ago God made a choice or selection from among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the message of the Gospel [concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God] and believe (credit and place their confidence in it).
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, an Apostle by the selection of God, given authority as a preacher of the good news,
And the children were yet unborn and had so far done nothing either good or evil. Even so, in order further to carry out God's purpose of selection (election, choice), which depends not on works or what men can do, but on Him Who calls [them],
God has not put away the people of his selection. Or have you no knowledge of what is said about Elijah in the holy Writings? how he says words to God against Israel,
In the same way, there are at this present time some who are marked out by the selection of grace.
What then? That which Israel was searching for he did not get, but those of the selection got it and the rest were made hard.
From the point of view of the Gospel (good news), they [the Jews, at present] are enemies [of God], which is for your advantage and benefit. But from the point of view of God's choice (of election, of divine selection), they are still the beloved (dear to Him) for the sake of their forefathers.
Because God's selection and his mercies may not be changed.
Give my love to Rufus, one of the Lord's selection, and to his mother and mine.
To the church of God which is in Corinth, to those who have been made holy in Christ Jesus, saints by the selection of God, with all those who in every place give honour to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:
But to those of God's selection, Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power and the wisdom of God.
But God made selection of the foolish things of this world so that he might put the wise to shame; and the feeble things that he might put to shame the strong;
And the low things of the world, and the things without honour, did God make selection of, yes, even the things which are not, so that he might make as nothing the things which are:
And when I come, I will send the men of your selection with letters to take the money you have got together to Jerusalem.
Even as he made selection of us in him from the first, so that we might be holy and free from all evil before him in love:
I give you orders before God and Christ Jesus and the angels of God's selection, to keep these orders without giving thought to one side more than another.
For this reason, my brothers, take all the more care to make your selection and approval certain; for if you do these things you will never have a fall:
I, a ruler in the church, send word to the noble sister who is of God's selection, and to her children, for whom I have true love; and not only I, but all who have knowledge of what is true;
The children of your noble sister, who is of God's selection, send you their love.