Exodus 19:5

Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a special treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Possession, (peculium). Hebrew segula, "a chosen portion or treasure. "(Menochius) Mine. I could have made choice of others. We cannot but admire the goodness of God, who asks for the free consent of the people. Hence they can have no pretence for breaking this solemn covenant. (Calmet) (Theodoret 9. 35.)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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