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You will be to me a kingdom of priests,[a] a holy nation.(A) That is what you must tell the Israelites.

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  1. 19:6 Kingdom of priests: inasmuch as this phrase is parallel to “holy nation,” it most likely means that the whole Israelite nation is set apart from other nations and so consecrated to God, or holy, in the way priests are among the people (cf. Is 61:6; 1 Pt 2:5, 9).

you[a] will be for me a kingdom of priests(A) and a holy nation.’(B) These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”

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  1. Exodus 19:6 Or possession, for the whole earth is mine. You

[a]You yourselves shall be called “Priests of the Lord,”
    “Ministers of our God” you shall be called.
You shall eat the wealth of the nations
    and in their riches you will boast.(A)

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  1. 61:6 The bestowal of a new name suggests a new identity and mission. The whole people will be priests (cf. Ex 19:6), even ministering to nations who will serve God’s people.

And you will be called priests(A) of the Lord,
    you will be named ministers of our God.
You will feed on the wealth(B) of nations,
    and in their riches you will boast.

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who has made us into a kingdom, priests for his God and Father, to him be glory and power forever [and ever]. Amen.(A)

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and has made us to be a kingdom and priests(A) to serve his God and Father(B)—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.(C)

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Blessed[a] and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over these; they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for [the] thousand years.

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  1. 20:6 Blessed: see note on Rev 1:3. Second death: see note on Rev 2:11. Priests: as in Rev 1:6; 5:10; cf. 1 Pt 2:9.

Blessed(A) and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death(B) has no power over them, but they will be priests(C) of God and of Christ and will reign with him(D) for a thousand years.

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