Deuteronomy 7:7-8 NIV

7 The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous1 than other peoples, for you were the fewest2 of all peoples.3

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8 But it was because the LORD loved4 you and kept the oath he swore5 to your forefathers that he brought you out with a mighty hand6 and redeemed7 you from the land of slavery,8 from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

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