• 1 Peter 2:9-10
    But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
     
  • Deuteronomy 7:6-11
    "For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the LORD loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. "Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; and He repays those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He will not be slack with him who hates Him; He will repay him to his face. Therefore you shall keep the commandment, the statutes, and the judgments which I command you today, to observe them.
     
  • Exodus 19:5-6
    Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.'
     
  • Deuteronomy 14:2
    For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
     
  • Deuteronomy 26:18
    Also today the LORD has proclaimed you to be His special people, just as He promised you, that you should keep all His commandments,
     
  • Psalm 135:4
    For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself,
    Israel for His special treasure.
     
  • 1 Corinthians 1:26-30
    For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—
     
  • Galatians 6:16
    And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
     
  • Titus 2:14
    who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
     
  • 1 Peter 1:15-16
    but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."
     
  • Malachi 3:17
    "They shall be Mine," says the LORD of hosts,
    "On the day that I make them My jewels.
    And I will spare them
    As a man spares his own son who serves him."

     
  • John 17:15
    I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.
     
  • 1 Peter 2:4-5
    Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.