New American Standard Bible
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His own possession.
King James Bible
For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.
Darby Bible Translation
For Jah hath chosen Jacob unto himself, Israel for his own possession.
World English Bible
For Yah has chosen Jacob for himself; Israel for his own possession.
Young's Literal Translation
For Jacob hath Jah chosen for Himself, Israel for His peculiar treasure.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself - The descendants of Jacob. He has selected them from among all the inhabitants of the earth to be his special people.
And Israel for his peculiar treasure - The word here rendered treasure, means that which is acquired; property; wealth. They were what God possessed, owned, or claimed among all the people of the earth as especially his own. He had chosen them; he had redeemed them; he had made them his own, and he regarded them with the interest with which anyone looks on his own property, the fruit of his own toil. See Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 7:6; Deuteronomy 32:9; 1 Kings 8:53.
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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.
1 Peter 2:9
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;
'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 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.
"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 know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him.
O seed of Abraham, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!
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