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The purpose of this page is discuss what YHWH chose the Hebrew people for.  What was to be there purpose for being chosen?  HE did not choose them merely to show favor to a group of humans.

While a number of people think it has something to do with them somehow being superior, I will attempt to show in this page that was not the reason.

I believe I will be able to show, with Scripture, that the Hebrews were selected to be a role model to the rest of the world as to how YHWH wants us to act as individuals and as a poeple.

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  5 "Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it."  (KJV)

  6 "Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."  (KJV)

  7 "For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?"  (KJV)

  8 "And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?"  (KJV)

  9 "Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;"  (KJV)

10 "Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children."  (KJV)

  6 "For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth."  (KJV)

  7 "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:"  (KJV)

  8 "But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt."  (KJV)

Deuteronomy 14:2

A people set apart for YHWH.
A more peculiar people than all the nations on the earth.

  2 "For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth."  (KJV)

Isaiah 42:6-7

A light to the nations.

  6 "I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;"  (KJV)

  7 "To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house."  (KJV)

Isaiah 49:6

A light to the nations.

  6 "And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth."  (KJV)

  2 "You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities."  (KJV)

Luke 2:32

Speaking about the Messiah.

32 "A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel."  (KJV)

"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;"  (KJV)

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