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
For Judah prevailed above his brethren and was their prince, but the birthright was Joseph's:)
1 Chronicles 26:10
Of Hosah, of the sons of Merari: Simri, the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief)
2 Chronicles 11:19
who bore him sons: Jeush and Shamariah and Zaham.
2 Chronicles 21:3
And their father had given them great gifts of silver and of gold and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah, but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram because he was the firstborn.
For unto those whom he knew beforehand, he also marked out beforehand the way that they might be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, exercise yourselves in these things.
lest there be any fornicator or profane person as Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.