For thou art the God of my strength; Why hast thou cast me off? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
But thou, Israel, my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend,
They answered unto him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never yet been in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
and the scripture was fulfilled which saith, And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness; and he was called the friend of God.