Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn:
1 Chronicles 5:2
Though Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came the leader, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),
1 Chronicles 26:10
Hosah, one of the sons of Merari had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father made him first),
2 Chronicles 11:19
and she bore him sons: Jeush, Shemariah and Zaham.
2 Chronicles 21:3
Their father gave them many gifts of silver, gold and precious things,
with fortified cities in Judah, but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram because he was the firstborn.
For those whom He
foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;
whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
that there be no
immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.