chosen people

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chosen people

pl n
any of various peoples believing themselves to be chosen by God, esp the Jews

cho′sen peo′ple


n.pl.
(often caps.)
the Israelites. Ex. 19.
[1525–35]

chosen people

The Jews or ancient Hebrews or Israelites believe themselves to be the nation chosen by God. They have made a convenant with God.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chosen people - any people believing themselves to be chosen by God
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
Hebrews, Israelites - the ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (especially from Isaac's son Jacob); the nation whom God chose to receive his revelation and with whom God chose to make a covenant (Exodus 19)
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Nothing further was said until Silas was seated in the vestry, in front of the minister, with the eyes of those who to him represented God's people fixed solemnly upon him.
Jesus did not have a present, he was the present to his wonderful parents, and his gift to us, God's people.
Chen believed that the health of the church was dependent upon not only the education of clergy, but the education and equipping of all God's people.
She speaks of the things God has done for God's people.
It seems that the upcoming Synod of Bishops may be a waste of time because they do not appear open to changing existing church teaching on issues related to family life and sexuality or listening to God's people (NCR, July 4-17).
As we try to help all of God's people, we should teach and support that ideal.
That's because the pastors and ministers are only thinking about how many women and men they can sleep with inside and outside of the church, and how much money they can steal from God's people," said Armstrong.
Ephesians 2 describes this remarkable building: "You are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow-citizens with God's people and members of God's household built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone.
What with the destruction of the ozone layer, God's people need some serious eye protection.
There is a growing number of Catholic men and women who-besides being various spiritually alive individuals and by nature practising forms of love of God and of God's people, seeing the goodness of God in their humanity--study theology under Roman Catholic influences.
We are all God's people and living in a world together.
If ever there was an attitude that reverses spiritual progress, it is one that accepts the union of God's people with unbelievers.