“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.