19 For I have chosen him(A), so that he will direct his children(B) and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord(C) by doing what is right and just,(D) so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”(E)

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“You are the Lord God, who chose Abram(A) and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans(B) and named him Abraham.(C)

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Israel the Chosen

44 “But now listen, Jacob, my servant,(A)
    Israel, whom I have chosen.(B)

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“You only have I chosen(A)
    of all the families of the earth;
therefore I will punish(B) you
    for all your sins.(C)

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21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[a](A) because he will save his people from their sins.”(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.

13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid,(A) Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.(B)

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31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.(A)

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