“It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.”
King James Version (KJV)
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|.
Ro 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. It was said to Rebecca, "Two nations are in thy womb, . . . one people shall be stronger than the other, and the elder (people) shall serve the younger" (Ge 25:23). Esau never served Jacob, but the Edomites, descended from Jacob, served the Israelites (2Sa 8:14 1Ch 18:13). The election here is that of a race.