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)
References in classic literature ?
Ye lonesome ones of to-day, ye seceding ones, ye shall one day be a people: out of you who have chosen yourselves, shall a chosen people arise:--and out of it the Superman.
He who could draw it from the rocks will not now abandon His own chosen people.
They were a pure chosen people, destined to found a new race and a new life, to renew and purify the earth, but no one had seen these men, no one had heard their words and their voices.
For them he borrows from German criticism the name 'Philistines,' enemies of the chosen people, and he finds their prevailing traits to be intellectual and spiritual narrowness and a fatal and superficial satisfaction with mere activity and material prosperity.
Rebecca, however erroneously taught to interpret the promises of Scripture to the chosen people of Heaven, did not err in supposing the present to be their hour of trial, or in trusting that the children of Zion would be one day called in with the fulness of the Gentiles.
To multiply instances where it were impossible to adduce an exception would be to waste your time and abuse your patience; but in the sacred volume, which contains the substances of our firmest faith and of our most precious hopes, these passions not only maintain their highest efficacy, but are sanctioned by the express injunctions of the Divine Legislator to his chosen people.
The Chosen People are those with faith in God according to his precepts.
Cyclists are the chosen people, motorists are just a cash cow and have very few rights.
Not far below the surface of the conflictual feelings about Cyrus lay questions of identity Who were they as a chosen people if God was willing to work through others?
Those marks can be seen by any or only chosen people, as you wish, but only when they are not far from the mark.
Too many Americans believe we are God's chosen people to fix the rest of the world.
But here is a news flash: "All of us on this earth are God's chosen people.