you descendants of his servant Abraham, you descendants of Jacob, his chosen ones.
He is the LORD our God. His judgments are pronounced throughout the earth.
He always remembers his promise, the word that he commanded for a thousand generations,
the promise that he made to Abraham, and his sworn oath to Isaac.
He confirmed it as a law for Jacob, as an everlasting promise to Israel,
by saying, "I will give you the land of Canaan. It is your share of the inheritance."
While the people of Israel were few in number, a small group of foreigners living in that land,
they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
He didn't permit anyone to oppress them. He warned kings about them:
"Do not touch my anointed ones or harm my prophets."
He brought famine to the land. He took away their food supply.