Deuteronomy 14:2; Deuteronomy 26:19; Deuteronomy 28:9; Exodus 19:6; Exodus 22:31; Jeremiah 2:3; Amos 3:2; 1 Peter 2:9; Exodus 19:5

For syou are a people holy to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.


19 and that he will set you in praise and in fame and in honor phigh above all nations qthat he has made, and that you shall be ra people holy to the Lord your God, as he promised.


bThe Lord will establish you as a people holy to himself, as he has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in his ways.


and you shall be to me a ykingdom of priests and za holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.


31 aYou shall be consecrated to me. Therefore byou shall not eat any flesh that is torn by beasts in the field; cyou shall throw it to the dogs.


oIsrael was holy to the Lord,

pthe firstfruits of his harvest.

qAll who ate of it incurred guilt;

disaster came upon them,

declares the Lord.


kYou only have I known

of all the families of the earth;

ltherefore I will punish you

for all your iniquities.


But you are za chosen race, aa royal bpriesthood, ca holy nation, da people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you eout of darkness into fhis marvelous light.


Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be wmy treasured possession among all peoples, for xall the earth is mine;