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13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated (held in [a]relative disregard in comparison with My feeling for Jacob).(A)

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  1. Romans 9:13 G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon.

13 Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”[a](A)

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  1. Romans 9:13 Mal. 1:2,3

16 So then [God’s gift] is not a question of human will and human effort, but of God’s mercy. [It depends not on one’s own willingness nor on his strenuous exertion as in running a race, but on God’s having mercy on him.]

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16 It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.(A)

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