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  • Romans 9:10-18
    And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one man, even by our father Isaac (for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls), it was said to her, "The older shall serve the younger." As it is written, "Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated." What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! For He says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion." So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, 'For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.' Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens.
     
  • Genesis 25:22-34
    But the children struggled together within her; and she said, "If all is well, why am I like this?" So she went to inquire of the LORD. And the LORD said to her:
    “Two nations are in your womb,
    Two peoples shall be separated from your body;
    One people shall be stronger than the other,
    And the older shall serve the younger.” So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb. And the first came out red. He was like a hairy garment all over; so they called his name Esau. Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them. So the boys grew. And Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents. And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob. Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. And Esau said to Jacob, "Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary." Therefore his name was called Edom. But Jacob said, "Sell me your birthright as of this day." And Esau said, "Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?" Then Jacob said, "Swear to me as of this day." So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
     
  • Genesis 27:34-41
    When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me—me also, O my father!” But he said, “Your brother came with deceit and has taken away your blessing.” And Esau said, “Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright, and now look, he has taken away my blessing!” And he said, “Have you not reserved a blessing for me?” Then Isaac answered and said to Esau, “Indeed I have made him your master, and all his brethren I have given to him as servants; with grain and wine I have sustained him. What shall I do now for you, my son?” And Esau said to his father, “Have you only one blessing, my father? Bless me—me also, O my father!” And Esau lifted up his voice and wept. Then Isaac his father answered and said to him:
    " Behold, your dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth,
    And of the dew of heaven from above. By your sword you shall live,
    And you shall serve your brother;
    And it shall come to pass, when you become restless,
    That you shall break his yoke from your neck." So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob."
     
  • Hebrews 12:16-17
    lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.
     
  • Obadiah 1:8-10
    " Will I not in that day," says the LORD,
    " Even destroy the wise men from Edom,
    And understanding from the mountains of Esau?
    Then your mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed,
    To the end that everyone from the mountains of Esau
    May be cut off by slaughter. " For violence against your brother Jacob,
    Shame shall cover you,
    And you shall be cut off forever.

     
  • Obadiah 1:15
    “ For the day of the LORD upon all the nations is near;
    As you have done, it shall be done to you;
    Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.

     
  • Obadiah 1:21
    Then saviors shall come to Mount Zion
    To judge the mountains of Esau,
    And the kingdom shall be the LORD's.
     
  • Malachi 1:2-3
    ' I have loved you,' says the LORD.
    ' Yet you say, 'In what way have You loved us?'
    Wasnot Esau Jacob's brother?'
    Says the LORD.
    ' Yet Jacob I have loved;
    But Esau I have hated,
    And laid waste his mountains and his heritage
    For the jackals of the wilderness.”

     
  • Genesis 33:4
    But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
     
  • Obadiah 1:3
    The pride of your heart has deceived you,
    You who dwell in the clefts of the rock,
    Whose habitation is high;
    Youwho say in your heart, "Who will bring me down to the ground?"

     
  • Genesis 27:5
    Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt game and to bring it.
     
  • Genesis 32:3
    Then Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother in the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
     
  • Genesis 33:1
    Now Jacob lifted his eyes and looked, and there, Esau was coming, and with him were four hundred men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and the two maidservants.
     
  • Genesis 33:9
    But Esau said, “I have enough, my brother; keep what you have for yourself.”
     
  • Deuteronomy 2:2-6
    “And the LORD spoke to me, saying: ‘You have skirted this mountain long enough; turn northward. And command the people, saying, “You are about to pass through the territory of your brethren, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. Therefore watch yourselves carefully. Do not meddle with them, for I will not give you any of their land, no, not so much as one footstep, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession. You shall buy food from them with money, that you may eat; and you shall also buy water from them with money, that you may drink.
     
  • Deuteronomy 23:7
    “You shall not abhor an Edomite, for he is your brother. You shall not abhor an Egyptian, because you were an alien in his land.
     
  • Psalm 135:3-6
    Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;
    Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant.
    For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself,
    Israel for His special treasure. For I know that the LORD is great,
    And our Lord is above all gods.
    Whatever the LORD pleases He does,
    In heaven and in earth,
    In the seas and in all deep places.

     
  • Psalm 137:7
    Remember, O LORD, against the sons of Edom
    The day of Jerusalem,
    Who said, "Raze it, raze it,
    To its very foundation!"
     
  • Isaiah 41:8-14
    “ But you, Israel, are My servant,
    Jacob whom I have chosen,
    The descendants of Abraham My friend.
    You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,
    And called from its farthest regions,
    And said to you,
    ‘ You are My servant,
    I have chosen you and have not cast you away:
    Fear not, for I am with you;
    Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you,
    Yes, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'
    ' Behold, all those who were incensed against you
    Shall be ashamed and disgraced;
    They shall be as nothing,
    And those who strive with you shall perish.
    You shall seek them and not find them'
    Those who contended with you.
    Those who war against you
    Shall be as nothing,
    As a nonexistent thing.
    For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand,
    Saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.'
    “ Fear not, you worm Jacob,
    You men of Israel!
    I will help you,” says the LORD
    And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

     
  • Jeremiah 30:7
    Alas! For that day is great,
    So that none is like it;
    And it is the time of Jacob's trouble,
    But he shall be saved out of it.

     
  • Jeremiah 49:7
    Against Edom. Thus says the LORD of hosts:
    Is wisdom no more in Teman?
    Has counsel perished from the prudent?
    Has their wisdom vanished?

     
  • Lamentations 4:21-22
    Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom,
    You who dwell in the land of Uz!
    The cup shall also pass over to you
    And you shall become drunk and make yourself naked.
    The punishment of your iniquity is accomplished,
    O daughter of Zion;
    He will no longer send you into captivity.
    He will punish your iniquity,
    O daughter of Edom;
    He will uncover your sins!
     
  • Ezekiel 25:12-14
    ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Because of what Edom did against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has greatly offended by avenging itself on them,” therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “I will also stretch out My hand against Edom, cut off man and beast from it, and make it desolate from Teman; Dedan shall fall by the sword. I will lay My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Israel, that they may do in Edom according to My anger and according to My fury; and they shall know My vengeance,” says the Lord GOD.
     
  • Ezekiel 35:5
    “Because you have had an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end,
     
  • Ezekiel 36:5
    therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “Surely I have spoken in My burning jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, who gave My land to themselves as a possession, with wholehearted joy and spiteful minds, in order to plunder its open country.”’
     
  • Hosea 12:3-4
    He took his brother by the heel in the womb,
    And in his strength he struggled with God.
    Yes, he struggled with the Angel and prevailed;
    He wept, and sought favor from Him.
    He found Him in Bethel,
    And there He spoke to us—

     
  • Joel 3:19
    “ Egypt shall be a desolation,
    And Edom a desolate wilderness,
    Because of violence against the people of Judah,
    For they have shed innocent blood in their land.

     
  • Amos 1:11-12
    Thus says the LORD:
    " For three transgressions of Edom, and for four,
    I will not turn away its punishment,
    Because he pursued his brother with the sword,
    And cast off all pity;
    His anger tore perpetually,
    And he kept his wrath forever.
    But I will send a fire upon Teman,
    Which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah."
     
  • Obadiah 1:17-18
    “ But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance,
    And there shall be holiness;
    The house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
    The house of Jacob shall be a fire,
    And the house of Joseph a flame;
    But the house of Esau shall be stubble;
    They shall kindle them and devour them,
    And no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau,”
    For the LORD has spoken.

     
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