Romans 9:13

“As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As it is written, Iacob haue I loued, but Esau haue I hated.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Just as it is written, "JACOB I LOVED, BUT ESAU I HATED."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Even as it is written, Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even as it is said, I had love for Jacob, but for Esau I had hate.
- Basic English Bible

according as it is written, I have loved Jacob, and I have hated Esau.
- Darby Bible

As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
- Webster's Bible

This agrees with the other Scripture which says, "Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated."
- Weymouth Bible

Even as it is written, "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."
- World English Bible

that the more schulde serue the lesse, as it is writun, Y louede Jacob, but Y hatide Esau.
- Wycliffe Bible

according as it hath been written, `Jacob I did love, and Esau I did hate.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 9:13


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.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 9:13


Ro 9:13 As it is written. In Mal 1:2,3. The language of Malachi, in its connection, shows that this is spoken of the two races: "I hated Esau and laid waste his mountains and his heritage". This was not true of Esau as a person, but was true of his descendants. One race was loved and the other race hated. God has then asserted his right to freely choose or to reject races. There is not the slightest hint of electing some persons to eternal salvation and others to damnation.

Discussion for Romans 9

  • Edna
    Yes it was thru thy seed promised thru Abraham (Isaac) by faith not only to the Jews but also to the gentils not by the works of the law but thru faith
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Several key messages in this chapter- I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. It is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay make one vessel unto honour, another unto dishonour?
  • Ray321
    God saw that Jews were more Holy. Romans 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: If God sees a remnant in Jews, then there's got to be lest Gentiles that believe in Jesus Christ.
  • BSP
    Verses 22 and 23 bring out how Jehovah God's endurance has allowed the gathering of many faithful ones.
  • Lyle Lee
    These are the two sons of God, Israel his first born and Christianity his second born, each physical child reveals the spiritual child, the first born to Abraham Ishmael the second Isaac, God's first born son Israel, his second born Christianity, this is what is being taught here as the Apostle also taught in Galatians 4:21-31 in an allegory
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 9:13 AS IT IS WRITTEN JACOB HAVE I LOVED BUT ESAU HAVE I HATED MALACHI 1:3 AND I HATED ESAU AND LAID HIS MOUNTAINS AND HIS HERITAGE WASTE FOR THE DRAGONS OF THE WILDERNESS----HEBREWS 12:16 LEST THERE BE ANY FORNICATOR OR PROFANE PERSON AS ESAU WHO FOR ONE MORSEL OF MEAT SOLD HIS BIRTHRIGHT

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