9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, Gods own people,* in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
10 Once you were not a people,
but now you are Gods people;
once you had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.
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