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Importance to GodIsa 43:10 "But I have witnesses, O Israel," says the Lord! "You are my witnesses and my servants, chosen to know and to believe me and to understand that I alone am God. There is no other God; there never was and never will be. TLB

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Ex 19:5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 6 you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. NIV
God's Glory2 Sam 7:23 What other nation in all the earth has received such blessings as Israel, your people? For you have rescued your chosen nation in order to bring glory to your name. You have done great miracles to destroy Egypt and its gods. 24 You chose Israel to be your people forever, and you became our God. TLB
Home Team It is as if Jehovah invented a game, called REDEMPTION, developed rules for  this game, and players, the Jews, to test the rules on before the game was introduced to the nations. Israel was to be the hometeam, with their own home stadium, the Promised Land, that is to be theirs permanently since Jehovah's Messiah will rule from there. He is central in the plan of redemption and took up the identity of the home team, the Jews for his earthly identity. For that reason, his twelve disciples also came from that team and their names will be written on the twelve foundation stones of the New Jerusalem's wall, while the names of twelve tribes will be written on the twelve gates of the city. Revelation 21:13-14.
God's perspective: Superior peopleGod's heart (bias) for Israel Deut 7:14 You will be blessed above all the nations of the earth; not one of you, whether male or female, shall be barren, not even your cattle. 15 And the Lord will take away all your sickness and will not let you suffer any of the diseases of Egypt you remember so well; he will give them all to your enemies! TLB
Deuteronomy 32:10 In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye,
Ps 47:3 He subdues the nations before us 4 and will personally select his choicest blessings for his Jewish people --the very best for those he loves.
Ps 56:9 (David) The very day I call for help, the tide of battle turns. My enemies flee! This one thing I know: God is for me! TLB
Jer 12:7 Then the Lord said: "I have abandoned my people, my inheritance; I have surrendered my dearest ones to their enemies. TLB

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Isa 27:3 "Israel is my vineyard; I, the Lord, will tend the fruitful vines; every day I'll water them, and day and night I'll watch to keep all enemies away. TLB
Isa 43:3 For I am the Lord your God, your Savior, the Holy One of Israel. I gave Egypt and Ethiopia and Seba [to Cyrus] in exchange for your freedom, as your ransom. 4 Others died that you might live; I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me and honored, and I love you. TLB
Isa 49:14 Yet they say, "My Lord deserted us; he has forgotten us 15 "Never! Can a mother forget her little child and not have love for her own son? Yet even if that should be, I will not forget you. 16 See, I have tattooed your name upon my palm, and ever before me is a picture of Jerusalem's walls in ruins. TLB
Jer 2:21 "How could this happen? How could this be? For when I planted you, I chose my seed so carefully-the very best. Why have you become this degenerate race of evil men? TLB
Jer 31:7 For the Lord says, "Sing with joy for all that I will do for Israel, the greatest of the nations! TLB
Zech 1:14 4 Then the angel said, "Shout out this message from the Lord Almighty: 'Don't you think I care about what has happened to Judah and Jerusalem? I am as jealous as a husband for his captive wife. 15 I am very angry with the heathen nations sitting around at ease, for I was only a little displeased with my people, but the nations afflicted them far beyond my intentions.' TLB
Zech 2:7 "Come, O Zion! Escape, you who live in the Daughter of Babylon!" 8 For this is what the LORD Almighty says: "After he has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered you--for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye--
Zech 10:6 "I will strengthen Judah, yes, and Israel too; I will reestablish them because I love them. It will be as though I had never cast them all away, for I, the Lord their God, will hear their cries. 7 They shall be like mighty warriors. They shall be happy as with wine. Their children, too, shall see the mercies of the Lord and be glad. Their hearts shall rejoice in the Lord. 8 When I whistle to them, they'll come running, for I have bought them back again. TLB

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Deut 10:15 And yet he rejoiced in your fathers and loved them so much that he chose you, their children, to be above every other nation, as is evident today. TLB
Isa 49:14 Yet they say, "My Lord deserted us; he has forgotten us."15 "Never! Can a mother forget her little child and not have love for her own son? Yet even if that should be, I will not forget you. 16 See, I have tattooed your name upon my palm, and ever before me is a picture of Jerusalem's walls in ruins. TLB
Jer 31:7 For the Lord says, "Sing with joy for all that I will do for Israel, the greatest of the nations! TLB

"We know that Eretz Yisrael is the place towards which, as the Torah says, G-d's eyes are directed 'from the beginning of the year until the end of the year.' It is simply the place of Divine Providence. Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Chief Rabbi of the Galilee city of Tsfat
God said about his Jews: "I had planted you like a choice vine of sound and reliable stock". Jeremiah 2:21 (NIV) The Living Bible says: "....when I planted you, I chose my seed so carefully - the very best"
Esther 6:13 ..."Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall has started, is of Jewish origin, you cannot stand against him--you will surely come to ruin!" 7:4 (TLB) If we were only to be sold as slaves, perhaps I could remain quiet, though even then there would be incalculable damage to the king that no amount of money could begin to cover". [...due to the Lord's curse - Gen. 12:1, Psalm 37:22].
God Israel's ShepherdPsalms 78:52 But he led his own people like a flock of sheep, guiding them safely through the wilderness. NLT
Ps 80:1 O Shepherd of Israel who leads Israel like a flock; TLB

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Live among themPsalms 78:59 When God heard them, he was very angry, and he rejected Israel completely. 60 Then he abandoned his dwelling  at Shiloh, the Tabernacle where he had lived among the people.
Ps 114:1 When Israel came out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of foreign tongue, 2 Judah became God's sanctuary, Israel his dominion. NIV
Isa 8:8 and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it, passing through it and reaching up to the neck. Its outspread wings will cover the breadth of your land, O Immanuel!" ...10 Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us. NIV [with Judah]
Isa 8:18 Isaiah means "Jehovah will save (his people) TLB

Isa 8:14 He will be your safety; but Israel and Judah have refused his care and thereby stumbled against the Rock of their salvation and lie fallen and crushed beneath it: God's presence among them has endangered them! TLB
Joel 3:19 9 Egypt will be destroyed, and Edom, too, because of their violence against the Jews, for they killed innocent people in those nations. 20 "But Israel will prosper forever, and Jerusalem will thrive as generations pass. 21 For I will avenge the blood of my people; I will not clear their oppressors of guilt. For my home is in Jerusalem with my people." TLB 
Zech 2:10 Sing, Jerusalem, and rejoice! For I have come to live among you," says the Lord. 11 "At that time many nations will be converted to the Lord, and they too shall be my people; I will live among them all. Then you will know it was the Lord Almighty who sent me to you. And Judah shall be the Lord's inheritance in the Holy Land, for God shall once more choose to bless Jerusalem. TLB
Zech 8:2 The Lord Almighty says, "I am greatly concerned-yes, furiously angry-because of all that Jerusalem's enemies have done to her. 3 Now I am going to return to my land, and I, myself, will live within Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem shall be called 'The Faithful City,' and 'The Holy Mountain,' and 'The Mountain of the Lord Almighty.'" TLB

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Source of Israel's lifePsalms 68:26 Praise God, all you people of Israel; praise the LORD, the source of Israel's life. 33 Sing to the one who rides across the ancient heavens, his mighty voice thundering from the sky. 34 Tell everyone about God's power. His majesty shines down on Israel; his strength is mighty in the heavens. 35 God is awesome in his sanctuary.The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God! NLT
Psalms 74:1 O God, why have you rejected us forever? Why is your anger so intense against the sheep of your own pasture? 2 Remember that we are the people you chose in ancient times, the tribe you redeemed as your own special possession! And remember Jerusalem, your home here on earth. NLT

KingPsalms 74:12 You, O God, are my (Asaph/IL's) king from ages past, bringing salvation to the earth. NLT

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