Bible: Romans 9:8-13

9:8 This means 1  it is not the children of the flesh 2  who are the children of God; rather, the children of promise are counted as descendants. 9:9 For this is what the promise declared: 3 About a year from now 4  I will return and Sarah will have a son.” 5  9:10 Not only that, but when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, 6  our ancestor Isaac 9:11 even before they were born or had done anything good or bad (so that God’s purpose in election 7  would stand, not by works but by 8  his calling) 9  9:12 10  it was said to her, “The older will serve the younger,” 11  9:13 just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” 12 

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