Romans 9:12
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New International Version
not by works but by him who calls--she was told, "The older will serve the younger."

New Living Translation
he calls people, but not according to their good or bad works.) She was told, "Your older son will serve your younger son."

English Standard Version
she was told, “The older will serve the younger.”

Berean Study Bible
not by works but by Him who calls, she was told, "The older will serve the younger."

Berean Literal Bible
not of works, but of the One calling, it was said to her, "The older will serve the younger."

New American Standard Bible
it was said to her, "THE OLDER WILL SERVE THE YOUNGER."

King James Bible
It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
not from works but from the One who calls--she was told: The older will serve the younger.

International Standard Version
according to his calling and not by actions), Rebecca was told, "The older child will serve the younger one."

NET Bible
it was said to her, "The older will serve the younger,"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For it was said, “The elder shall be a Servant to the younger”,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
a choice based on God's call and not on anything people do.

New American Standard 1977
it was said to her, “THE OLDER WILL SERVE THE YOUNGER.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
it was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

King James 2000 Bible
It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

American King James Version
It was said to her, The elder shall serve the younger.

American Standard Version
it was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not of works, but of him that calleth, it was said to her: The elder shall serve the younger.

Darby Bible Translation
it was said to her, The greater shall serve the less:

English Revised Version
it was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

Webster's Bible Translation
It was said to her, The elder shall serve the younger.

Weymouth New Testament
"The elder of them will be bondservant to the younger."

World English Bible
it was said to her, "The elder will serve the younger."

Young's Literal Translation
'The greater shall serve the less;'
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
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.” 13So it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”…
Cross References
Genesis 25:23
The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb; And two peoples will be separated from your body; And one people shall be stronger than the other; And the older shall serve the younger."

Matthew 6:24
No one can serve two masters: Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Treasury of Scripture

It was said to her, The elder shall serve the younger.

The elder. or, The greater.

Genesis 25:22,23 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If …

2 Samuel 8:14 And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, …

1 Kings 22:47 There was then no king in Edom: a deputy was king.

younger. or, lesser.

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