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Romans 9:11

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— t

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Romans 9:11 — The New International Version (NIV)

11 Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand:

Romans 9:11 — English Standard Version (ESV)

11 though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls—

Romans 9:11 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)

Romans 9:11 — New Living Translation (NLT)

11 But before they were born, before they had done anything good or bad, she received a message from God. (This message shows that God chooses people according to his own purposes;

Romans 9:11 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

11 (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),

Romans 9:11 — New Century Version (NCV)

11 But before the two boys were born, God told Rebekah, “The older will serve the younger.” This was before the boys had done anything good or bad. God said this so that the one chosen would be chosen because of God’s own plan. He was chosen because he was the one God wanted to call, not because of anything he did.

Romans 9:11 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

11 for the children being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth,

Romans 9:11 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

11 the children indeed being not yet born, or having done anything good or worthless (that the purpose of God according to election might abide, not of works, but of him that calls),

Romans 9:11 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

11 Before the children had been born or had done anything good or bad, Rebekah was told that the older child would serve the younger one. This was said to Rebekah so that God’s plan would remain a matter of his choice,

Romans 9:11 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 Even before they had been born or had done anything good or bad (so that God’s purpose of election might continue,

Romans 9:11 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

11 for although they had not yet been born, or done anything good or evil, in order that the purpose of God according to election might remain,

Romans 9:11 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

11 Here is what happened. Rebekah’s twins had not even been born. They hadn’t done anything good or bad yet. So they show that God’s purpose is based firmly on his free choice.

Romans 9:11 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

11 for though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that God’s purpose according to His choice would stand, not because of works but because of Him who calls,