Romans 9:11
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New International Version
Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad--in order that God's purpose in election might stand:

New Living Translation
But before they were born, before they had done anything good or bad, she received a message from God. (This message shows that God chooses people according to his own purposes;

English Standard Version
though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls—

Berean Study Bible
Yet before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad, in order that God's plan of election might stand,

Berean Literal Bible
for they not yet having been born nor having done anything good or evil, so that the purpose of God according to election might stand,

New American Standard Bible
for though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that God's purpose according to His choice would stand, not because of works but because of Him who calls,

King James Bible
(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For though her sons had not been born yet or done anything good or bad, so that God's purpose according to election might stand--

International Standard Version
Yet before their children had been born or had done anything good or bad (so that God's plan of election might continue to operate

NET Bible
even before they were born or had done anything good or bad (so that God's purpose in election would stand, not by works but by his calling)--

New Heart English Bible
For being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him who calls,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Before her children were to be born or would do good or evil, the choice of God was revealed beforehand that this would stand not by works, but by him who called.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Before the children had been born or had done anything good or bad, Rebekah was told that the older child would serve the younger one. This was said to Rebekah so that God's plan would remain a matter of his choice,

New American Standard 1977
for though the twins were not yet born, and had not done anything good or bad, in order that God’s purpose according to His choice might stand, not because of works, but because of Him who calls,

Jubilee Bible 2000
(for the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand: not of works, but of him that calls),

King James 2000 Bible
(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calls;)

American King James Version
(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calls;)

American Standard Version
for the children being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For when the children were not yet born, nor had done any good or evil (that the purpose of God, according to election, might stand,)

Darby Bible Translation
[the children] indeed being not yet born, or having done anything good or worthless (that the purpose of God according to election might abide, not of works, but of him that calls),

English Revised Version
for the children being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth,

Webster's Bible Translation
(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God, according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth)

Weymouth New Testament
and even then, though they were not then born and had not done anything either good or evil, yet in order that God's electing purpose might not be frustrated, based, as it was, not on their actions but on the will of Him who called them, she was told,

World English Bible
For being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him who calls,

Young's Literal Translation
(for they being not yet born, neither having done anything good or evil, that the purpose of God, according to choice, might remain; not of works, but of Him who is calling,) it was said to her --
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:6-13 The rejection of the Jews by the gospel dispensation, did not break God's promise to the patriarchs. The promises and threatenings shall be fulfilled. Grace does not run in the blood; nor are saving benefits always found with outward church privileges. Not only some of Abraham's seed were chosen, and others not, but God therein wrought according to the counsel of his own will. God foresaw both Esau and Jacob as born in sin, by nature children of wrath even as others. If left to themselves they would have continued in sin through life; but for wise and holy reasons, not made known to us, he purposed to change Jacob's heart, and to leave Esau to his perverseness. This instance of Esau and Jacob throws light upon the Divine conduct to the fallen race of man. The whole Scripture shows the difference between the professed Christian and the real believer. Outward privileges are bestowed on many who are not the children of God. There is, however, full encouragement to diligent use of the means of grace which God has appointed.
Study Bible
God's Sovereign Choice
10Not only that, but Rebecca’s children were conceived by one man, our father Isaac. 11Yet before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad, in order that God’s plan of election might stand, 12not by works but by Him who calls, she was told, “The older will serve the younger.”…
Cross References
Romans 4:17
As it is written: "I have made you a father of many nations." He is our father in the presence of God, in whom he believed, the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being what does not yet exist.

Romans 8:28
And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.

Ephesians 1:11
In Him we were also chosen as God's own, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything by the counsel of His will,
Treasury of Scripture

(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calls;)

the children.

Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before …

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the …

that the.

Romans 8:28-30 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love …

Isaiah 14:24,26,27 The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so …

Isaiah 23:9 The LORD of hosts has purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, …

Isaiah 46:10,11 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the …

Jeremiah 51:29 And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD …

Ephesians 1:9-11 Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his …

Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according …

according.

Romans 11:5,7 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according …

Ephesians 1:4,5 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the …

1 Thessalonians 1:4 Knowing, brothers beloved, your election of God.

2 Peter 1:10 Why the rather, brothers, give diligence to make your calling and …

not of works.

Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is …

Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to …

but of.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love …

1 Thessalonians 2:12 That you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom and glory.

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory …

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: …

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