Deuteronomy 7:8; Deuteronomy 10:15; Malachi 1:2; Romans 11:28

but qit is because the Lord loves you and is keeping rthe oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.


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.


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


28 As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are obeloved for the sake of their forefathers.