New Living Translation
In the words of the Scriptures, "I loved Jacob, but I rejected Esau."
King James Bible
As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
Darby Bible Translation
according as it is written, I have loved Jacob, and I have hated Esau.
World English Bible
Even as it is written, "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."
Young's Literal Translation
according as it hath been written, 'Jacob I did love, and Esau I did hate.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:13 As it is written - With which word in Genesis, spoken so long before, that of Malachi agrees. I have loved Jacob - With a peculiar love; that is, the Israelites, the posterity of Jacob. And I have, comparatively, hated Esau - That is, the Edomites, the posterity of Esau. But observe, This does not relate to the person of Jacob or Esau Nor does it relate to the eternal state either of them or their posterity. Thus far the apostle has been proving his proposition, namely, that the exclusion of a great part of the seed of Abraham, yea, and of Isaac, from the special promises of God, was so far from being impossible, that, according to the scriptures themselves, it had actually happened. He now introduces and refutes an objection. Mal 1:2,3.
LibraryThe Love which Withers.
"Therefore hath He mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom He will He hardeneth."--Rom. ix. 18. The idea of hardening is so awful that, with all its unsanctified pity and natural religion, the human heart rejects it as a horrible thought. Natural compassion can not bear the idea that a fellow man, instigated to evil by it, should forever ruin himself. And natural religion can not conceive of a God who, instead of persuading His creature to virtue, should give him up and incite him to sin. This …
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