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Did God really ‘hate’ Esau, and if so why? (Romans 9:13)

There are things that God hates, as well as things that God loves (Deuteronomy 12:31; 16:22; Psalm 5:5; 11:5; Proverbs 6:16-19; Isaiah 61:8; Jeremiah 12:8; 44:4; Hosea 9:15; Amos 5:21; 6:8; Zechariah 8:17). Romans 9:13 is a quotation of Malachi 1:2-3, the last book in the Old Testament. By this time the twins Jacob and […]

Do Romans 3:22 and 9:13 mean that God has favourites?

Rom 3:22 … the righteousness of God [comes] through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. Rom 9:13 As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” God does have his favourites in the sense that he rewards some people and not others. As Romans 3:22 indicates, those who believe and are […]