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."
King James Bible
It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
Darby Bible Translation
it was said to her, The greater shall serve the less:
World English Bible
it was said to her, "The elder will serve the younger."
Young's Literal Translation
'The greater shall serve the less;'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:12 The elder - Esau. Shall serve the younger - Not in person, for he never did; but in his posterity. Accordingly the Edomites were often brought into subjection by the Israelites. Gen 25:23.
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"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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And the LORD told her, "The sons in your womb will become two nations. From the very beginning, the two nations will be rivals. One nation will be stronger than the other; and your older son will serve your younger son."
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