Psalm 135:4
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New International Version
For the LORD has chosen Jacob to be his own, Israel to be his treasured possession.

New Living Translation
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel for his own special treasure.

English Standard Version
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel as his own possession.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His own possession.

King James Bible
For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For Yahweh has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel as His treasured possession.

International Standard Version
It is Jacob whom the LORD chose for himself— Israel as his personal possession.

NET Bible
Indeed, the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel to be his special possession.

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself; Israel for his own possession.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because Lord Jehovah has chosen Jacob for himself and Israel for his congregation!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD chose Jacob to be his own and chose Israel to be his own special treasure.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto Himself, And Israel for His own treasure.

New American Standard 1977
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself,
            Israel for His own possession.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For JAH has chosen Jacob unto himself and Israel for his own possession.

King James 2000 Bible
For the LORD has chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

American King James Version
For the LORD has chosen Jacob to himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah hath chosen Jacob unto himself, And Israel for his own possession.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself: Israel for his own possession.

Darby Bible Translation
For Jah hath chosen Jacob unto himself, Israel for his own possession.

English Revised Version
For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD hath chosen Jacob to himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

World English Bible
For Yah has chosen Jacob for himself; Israel for his own possession.

Young's Literal Translation
For Jacob hath Jah chosen for Himself, Israel for His peculiar treasure.
Study Bible
Your Name Endures Forever
3Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is lovely. 4For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His own possession. 5For I know that the LORD is great And that our Lord is above all gods.…
Cross References
Titus 2:14
He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Exodus 19:5
'Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;

Deuteronomy 7:6
"For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 10:15
"Yet on your fathers did the LORD set His affection to love them, and He chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.

Psalm 4:3
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him.

Psalm 105:6
O seed of Abraham, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!

Isaiah 41:9
You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its remotest parts And said to you, 'You are My servant, I have chosen you and not rejected you.

Malachi 3:17
"They will be Mine," says the LORD of hosts, "on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him."
Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD has chosen Jacob to himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

the Lord

Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom …

Deuteronomy 7:6,7 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God …

Deuteronomy 10:15 Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he …

1 Samuel 12:22 For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: …

Isaiah 41:8 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed …

Isaiah 43:20,21 The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls: …

Zechariah 2:10-12 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, see, I come, and I will …

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

his peculiar

Exodus 19:5,6 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, …

Deuteronomy 32:9 For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

Malachi 3:17 And they shall be mine, said the LORD of hosts, in that day when …

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

(4) Peculiar treasure.--A special covenant-name for Israel (Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 7:6, &c.), and of private property (1Chronicles 29:3; Ecclesiastes 2:8).

Verse 4. - For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself. This is the first reason why Israel should praise God. Israel is his people, his chosen people, selected by him out of all the nations of the earth to be his own, his inheritance (Deuteronomy 4:20; Deuteronomy 7:6; Deuteronomy 14:2, 21, etc.). And Israel for his peculiar treasure (see Exodus 19:5). For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself,.... To be his own special people, and not another's; for his own service, and for his glory; and to be an habitation for himself, and to be for ever with him. This is not to be understood personally of Jacob, though a chosen vessel of mercy; nor of his natural posterity as such, though chosen as a nation to outward favours; for not all they, only some of them, were chosen to special grace and glory, a remnant according to the election of grace: but mystical and spiritual Jacob and Israel are meant, even the whole church and people of God, whether Jews or Gentiles; these God has chosen, of his own free grace and good will, to all the blessings of grace and glory, and that from all eternity; which choice will remain firm and immutable, in time and for ever; and therefore is worthy of praise and thanksgiving, now, and to all eternity;

and Israel for his peculiar treasure; by whom they are accounted as such; even as the peculiar treasure of kings, as silver, gold, jewels, and precious stones; as his inheritance, his portion, and peculiar people; see Exodus 19:5. 4-7. God's choice of Israel is the first reason assigned for rendering praise; the next, His manifested greatness in creation and providence.135:1-4 The subject-matter of praise, is the blessings of grace flowing from the everlasting love of God. The name of God as a covenant God and Father in Christ, blessing us with all spiritual blessings in him, is to be loved and praised. The Lord chose a people to himself, that they might be unto him for a name and a praise. If they do not praise him for this distinguishing favour, they are the most unworthy and ungrateful of all people.
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