37 “And [yet you continue to live], because* he loved your forefathers so that he chose their seed after them*+ and brought you out of Egypt in his sight with his great power,+
15 Only to your forefathers did Jehovah get attached so as to love them, so that he chose their offspring after them,+ even YOU, out of all the peoples, as at this day.
68 But he chose the tribe of Judah,+
Mount Zion, which he loved.+
45 “Who really is the faithful and discreet slave+ whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time?+
4 just as he chose+ us in union with him before the founding*+ of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish+ before him in love.+
13 However, we are obligated to thank God always for YOU, brothers loved by Jehovah,* because God selected YOU+ from [the] beginning for salvation by sanctifying+ YOU with spirit+ and by YOUR faith in the truth.+