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.
2 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.
4 For the Lord has zchosen Jacob for himself,
Israel as his aown possession.
9 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.