I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God.(A) Then you will know(B) that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.

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Now if you obey me fully(A) and keep my covenant,(B) then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession.(C) Although the whole earth(D) is mine,

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20 But as for you, the Lord took you and brought you out of the iron-smelting furnace,(A) out of Egypt,(B) to be the people of his inheritance,(C) as you now are.

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For you are a people holy(A) to the Lord your God.(B) The Lord your God has chosen(C) you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.(D)

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26 I prayed to the Lord and said, “Sovereign Lord, do not destroy your people,(A) your own inheritance(B) that you redeemed(C) by your great power and brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.(D)

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29 But they are your people,(A) your inheritance(B) that you brought out by your great power and your outstretched arm.(C)

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for you are a people holy(A) to the Lord your God.(B) Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession.(C)

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18 And the Lord has declared this day that you are his people, his treasured possession(A) as he promised, and that you are to keep all his commands.

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For the Lord’s portion(A) is his people,
    Jacob his allotted inheritance.(B)

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10 Then Samuel took a flask(A) of olive oil and poured it on Saul’s head and kissed him, saying, “Has not the Lord anointed(B) you ruler over his inheritance?[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 10:1 Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate over his people Israel? You will reign over the Lord’s people and save them from the power of their enemies round about. And this will be a sign to you that the Lord has anointed you ruler over his inheritance:

16 Perhaps the king will agree to deliver his servant from the hand of the man who is trying to cut off both me and my son from God’s inheritance.’(A)

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51 for they are your people and your inheritance,(A) whom you brought out of Egypt, out of that iron-smelting furnace.(B)

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53 For you singled them out from all the nations of the world to be your own inheritance,(A) just as you declared through your servant Moses when you, Sovereign Lord, brought our ancestors out of Egypt.”

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12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,(A)
    the people he chose(B) for his inheritance.(C)

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Remember the nation you purchased(A) long ago,(B)
    the people of your inheritance,(C) whom you redeemed(D)
    Mount Zion,(E) where you dwelt.(F)

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Psalm 79

A psalm of Asaph.

O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance;(A)
    they have defiled(B) your holy temple,
    they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.(C)

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14 For the Lord will not reject his people;(A)
    he will never forsake his inheritance.

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that I may enjoy the prosperity(A) of your chosen ones,(B)
    that I may share in the joy(C) of your nation
    and join your inheritance(D) in giving praise.

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40 Therefore the Lord was angry(A) with his people
    and abhorred his inheritance.(B)

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25 The Lord Almighty will bless(A) them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people,(B) Assyria my handiwork,(C) and Israel my inheritance.(D)

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