23 And the Lord said to her:

Two nations are in your womb;
two people will come from you and be separated.
One people will be stronger than the other,(A)
and the older will serve the younger.(B)

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10 And not only that,(A) but also Rebekah received a promise when she became pregnant[a](B) by one man, our ancestor Isaac. 11 For though her sons had not been born yet or done anything good or bad, so that God’s purpose according to election might stand—(C) 12 not from works but from the One who calls—she was told: The older will serve the younger.(D)[b] 13 As it is written: I have loved Jacob, but I have hated Esau.(E)[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:10 Or Rebekah conceived by the one act of sexual intercourse
  2. Romans 9:12 Gn 25:23
  3. Romans 9:13 Mal 1:2-3

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