Deuteronomy 10:15; Isaiah 43:4; Isaiah 63:9; Jeremiah 31:3; Hosea 11:1; Malachi 1:2

15 Yet pthe Lord set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day.


Because you are precious in my eyes,

and honored, and I love you,

I give men in return for you,

peoples in exchange for your life.


vIn all their affliction he was afflicted,1

and the angel of his presence saved them;

win his love and in his pity he redeemed them;

xhe lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.


the Lord appeared to him1 from far away.

cI have loved you with an everlasting love;

therefore dI have continued emy faithfulness to you.


The Lord's Love for Israel

11  uWhen Israel was a child, vI loved him,

and out of Egypt I wcalled xmy son.


The Lord's Love for Israel

aI have loved you, says the Lord. bBut you say, How have you loved us? Is not Esau cJacob's brother? declares the Lord. Yet dI have loved Jacob