Peculiar
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    Peculiar

    One’s very own, exclusive, or special; not used in the Bible as odd or eccentric. The Hebrew word segullah, which is translated “peculiar” in Deut. 14:2 and 26:18, is translated “special” in Deut. 7:6. Compare the various translations of the same word in Ex. 19:5; Ps. 135:4; Eccl. 2:8; Mal. 3:17. Titus 2:14 and 1 Pet. 2:9 should carry the meaning of the saints’ being the Lord’s own special people or treasure.