New International Version
For the LORD has chosen Jacob to be his own, Israel to be his treasured 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.
Psalm 135:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the Lord hath chosen Jacob - This is a third reason. He has taken the Israelites for his peculiar people, סגלתו segullatho, his peculiar treasure; and now has brought them home to himself from their captivity and wanderings.
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"Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places."--Psalm 135:6. "Was Gott gefaellt, mein frommes Kind." Gerhardt. transl., Sarah Findlater, 1858 What God decrees, child of His love, Take patiently, though it may prove The storm that wrecks thy treasure here, Be comforted! thou needst not fear What pleases God. The wisest will is God's own will; Rest on this anchor, and be still; For peace around thy path shall flow, When only wishing here …
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Notes on the First Century:
who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine,
For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.
Yet the LORD set his affection on your ancestors and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations--as it is today.
Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.
you his servants, the descendants of Abraham, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
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