Romans 9:12

“It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It was said vnto her, The elder shall serue the yonger.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

it was said to her, "THE OLDER WILL SERVE THE YOUNGER."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

it was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It was said to her, The older will be the servant of the younger.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

"The elder of them will be bondservant to the younger."
- Weymouth Bible

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

not of werkis, but of God clepynge, it was seid to hym,
- Wycliffe Bible

`The greater shall serve the less;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 9:12


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|.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 9:12


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.

Discussion for Romans 9:12

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