The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous(A) than other peoples, for you were the fewest(B) of all peoples.(C) But it was because the Lord loved(D) you and kept the oath he swore(E) to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand(F) and redeemed(G) you from the land of slavery,(H) from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

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26 I prayed to the Lord and said, “Sovereign Lord, do not destroy your people,(A) your own inheritance(B) that you redeemed(C) by your great power and brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.(D)

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