chosen people

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chosen people

pl n
any of various peoples believing themselves to be chosen by God, esp the Jews
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cho′sen peo′ple


n.pl.
(often caps.)
the Israelites. Ex. 19.
[1525–35]
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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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References in classic literature ?
He hoped that God had sent the English across the ocean, Gentiles as they were, to enlighten this benighted portion of his once chosen race. And when he should be summoned hence, he trusted to meet blessed spirits in another world, whose bliss would have been earned by his patient toil in translating the word of God.
Their forefathers were of that chosen race whom God delivered from Egyptian bondage.
The foremost duty of a Jew, as an individual believer and as a member of God's chosen race, is to worship God.
The first supplementary stage for all races on Dubai World Cup day will close on Wednesday, February 13, when connections can nominate their horse for 0.1% of the prize money of their chosen race.
Each will be given a realm; a land to nurture and make strong for their chosen race. A realm from which they must eventually choose their Champion.
Bets must be placed before the start of the chosen race. This free bet can be used today only.
Totepool spokesman Matt Hulmes said: "Congratulations to the five winning tickets of the Scoop6 who will now have a shot at claiming the PS479,465 bonus fund if they can select the winner of a chosen race next Saturday."
He twice reminds them that in fulfillment of ancient prophecies, they are a royal priesthood and that includes the fact that they are a chosen race, a holy nation and God's own people.
Let me share with you 1 Peter 2:9 which inspired me to go to Edsa: You are my chosen race, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God, who will pick you up from the present darkness into his marvelous light.
The Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon, organised and delivered by BTR Liverpool, is now part of the Vitality Run Series of eight specially chosen race events from across the country.
Everyone who registers to run will get access to a special training app, Endomondo, which will help them develop customised training plans based on their chosen race. The app can be downloaded and will enable people to track their workouts, view and analyse performance and connect with other friends who are training as well.
This is the philosophy of a highly decorated Jewish authority in JS, Talmudic scholar and a spiritual leader for the closed club of the "effendi" chosen race.