'elect' ...in the OT I find these... ISA 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine ELECT, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. ISA 45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine ELECT, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. ISA 65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine ELECT shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there. ISA 65:22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine ELECT shall long enjoy the work of their hands. Bachiyr: 972 ryxb Bachiyr (baw-kheer'); Word Origin: Hebrew, Noun Masculine from (0977) chosen, choice one, chosen one, elect (of God) KJV Word Count (Bachiyr #972) chosen 8 elect 4 chose 1 In the doctrine of election they teach that some are picked and some are not, right? In the verses above it seems this is true. He picked Israel out of many nations and a made a nation for Himself, right? I am searching this out..the last thread turned into a personal bashing thread..I hope we can discuss the scriptures about election without the personal attacks!