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Bible Dictionaries

Morrish Bible Dictionary

Peculiar People, or Treasure

Except in Ecclesiastes 2:8 , where 'the peculiar treasure of kings' is gathered by Solomon, these expressions both in the O.T. and in the N.T. refer to what God's people are to Him. Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 14:2; Deuteronomy 26:18; Psalm 135:4; Titus 2:14 . The terms imply a possession upon which a specially choice value is set. 1 Peter 2:9 is a little different "Ye are 'a people for a possession': cf. Malachi 3:17 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Peculiar People, or Treasure'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/p/peculiar-people-or-treasure.html. 1897.

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