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"The LORD did not love you and choose you because you outnumbered other peoples; you were the smallest nation on earth.
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Not because you surpass all nations in number, is the Lord joined unto you, and hath chosen you, for you are the fewest of any people:
Psalm 115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us; but to thy name give glory.
Romans 9:11-15,18,21 For when the children were not yet born, nor had done any good or evil (that the purpose of God according to election might stand): . . .
Romans 11:6 And if by grace, it is not now by works: otherwise grace is no more grace.
1 John 3:1 Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him.
1 John 4:10 In this is charity: not as though we had loved God, but because he hath first loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiation for our sins.
Deuteronomy 10:22 In seventy souls thy fathers went down into Egypt: and behold now the Lord thy God hath multiplied thee as the stars of heaven.
Isaiah 51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and to Sara that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and multiplied him.
Matthew 7:14 How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!
Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom.
Romans 9:27-29 And Isaias cried out concerning Israel: If the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved. . . .
ContextCasting out the Nations
…6Because thou art a holy people to the Lord thy God. The Lord thy God hath chosen thee, to be his peculiar people of all peoples that are upon the earth. 7Not because you surpass all nations in number, is the Lord joined unto you, and hath chosen you, for you are the fewest of any people:8But because the Lord hath loved you, and hath kept his oath, which he swore to your fathers: and hath brought you out with a strong hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, out of the hand of Pharao the king of Egypt.…
I alone am not able to bear you: for the Lord your God hath multiplied you, and you are this day as the stars of heaven, for multitude.
Because he loved thy fathers, and chose their seed after them. And he brought thee out of Egypt, going before thee with his great power,
1 Chronicles 16:19
When they were but a small number: very few and sojourners in it.
Thy hand destroyed the Gentiles, and thou plantedst them: thou didst afflict the people and cast them out.
When they were but a small number: yea very few, and sojourners therein:
In all their affliction he was not troubled, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love, and in his mercy he redeemed them, and he carried them and lifted them up all the days of old.
Therefore thou shalt say to the house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord God: It is not for your sake that I will do this, O house of Israel, but for my holy name's sake, which you have profaned among the nations whither you went.
Additional TranslationsThe LORD did not set His affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than the other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.The LORD did not set his love on you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all people:
Jehovah did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all peoples:
It was not because ye are more numerous than all other nations that the Lord preferred you, and the Lord made choice of you: for ye are fewer in number than all other nations.
Not because ye were more in number than all the peoples, hath Jehovah been attached to you and chosen you, for ye are the fewest of all the peoples;
The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all peoples:
The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
Yahweh didn't set his love on you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all peoples:
Not because of your being more numerous than any of the peoples hath Jehovah delighted in you, and fixeth on you, for ye are the least of all the peoples,
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