He didn't necessarily mean they were better than anyone else.
They were simply chosen for a task. Chosen to bear a burden. You probably wouldn't want to be chosen for this task. Yeshua was chosen to die on he cross for all of humanity. The Jewish people play a similar role, over the course of history.
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