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Psalms 135:4

    Psalms 135:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For the Lord has taken Jacob for himself, and Israel for his property.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 135:4

    For the Lord hath chosen Jacob - This is a third reason. He has taken the Israelites for his peculiar people, סגלתו segullatho, his peculiar treasure; and now has brought them home to himself from their captivity and wanderings.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 135:4

    For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself - The descendants of Jacob. He has selected them from among all the inhabitants of the earth to be his special people.

    And Israel for his peculiar treasure - The word here rendered treasure, means that which is acquired; property; wealth. They were what God possessed, owned, or claimed among all the people of the earth as especially his own. He had chosen them; he had redeemed them; he had made them his own, and he regarded them with the interest with which anyone looks on his own property, the fruit of his own toil. See Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 7:6; Deuteronomy 32:9; 1 Kings 8:53.