Deuteronomy 7:7 sets out to explain why Israel was a target of divine love.
The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:Deuteronomy 7:7
Love, an oath, and redemption
- But because the Lord loved you,
- and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand,
- and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Deuteronomy 7:8