New Living Translation
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel for his own special treasure.
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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CommentaryPsalm 135:4 Parallel Commentaries
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God's very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me.
For you are a holy people, who belong to the LORD your God. Of all the people on earth, the LORD your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure.
Yet the LORD chose your ancestors as the objects of his love. And he chose you, their descendants, above all other nations, as is evident today.
You can be sure of this: The LORD set apart the godly for himself. The LORD will answer when I call to him.
you children of his servant Abraham, you descendants of Jacob, his chosen ones.
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