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NET Bible

and the Lord said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples will be separated from within you. One people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger."

New American Standard Bible

The Lord said to her,
Two nations are in your womb;
And two peoples will be separated from your body;
And one people shall be stronger than the other;
And the older shall serve the younger.”

King James Version

And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

Holman Bible

And the Lord said to her:

Two nations are in your womb;
two people will come from you and be separated.
One people will be stronger than the other,
and the older will serve the younger.

International Standard Version

"Two nations are in your womb," the LORD responded, "and two separate people will emerge. One people will be the stronger, and the older one will serve the younger."

A Conservative Version

And LORD said to her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels. And the one people shall be stronger than the other people. And the elder shall serve the younger.

American Standard Version

And Jehovah said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, And two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels. And the one people shall be stronger than the other people. And the elder shall serve the younger.

Amplified

The Lord said to her,

“[The founders of] two nations are in your womb;
And the separation of two nations has begun in your body;
The one people shall be stronger than the other;
And the older shall serve the younger.”

Bible in Basic English

And the Lord said to her, Two nations are in your body, and two peoples will come to birth from you: the one will be stronger than the other, and the older will be the servant of the younger.

Darby Translation

And Jehovah said to her, Two nations are in thy womb, And two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels; And one people shall be stronger than the other people, And the elder shall serve the younger.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jehovah will say to her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples shall be separated from thy belly: and a people shall be strong above a people, and the great shall serve the small.

King James 2000

And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in your womb, and two manner of people shall be born of you; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Yahweh said to her, "Two nations [are] in your womb, and two peoples {from birth} shall be divided. And {one people shall be stronger than the other}. And [the] elder shall serve [the] younger."

Modern King James verseion

And Jehovah said to her, Two nations are in your womb, and two kinds of people shall be separated from your bowels. And the one people shall be stronger than the other people, the older shall serve the younger.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the LORD said unto her, "There are two manner of people in thy womb, and two nations shall spring out of thy bowels, and the one nation shall be mightier than the other and the eldest shall be servant unto the younger."

New Heart English Bible

The LORD said to her, Two nations are in your womb. Two peoples will be separated from your body. The one people will be stronger than the other people. The elder will serve the younger.

The Emphasized Bible

And Yahweh said to her. Two nations, are in thy womb, And two races, from thy body, shall be parted, - And, one race, shall be stronger, than the other race, And the elder, shall serve the younger.

Webster

And the LORD said to her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels: and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

World English Bible

Yahweh said to her, "Two nations are in your womb. Two peoples will be separated from your body. The one people will be stronger than the other people. The elder will serve the younger."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Jehovah saith to her, 'Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples from thy bowels are parted; and the one people than the other people is stronger; and the elder doth serve the younger.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the Lord

Usage: 0

שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

are in thy womb
בּטן 
Beten 
Usage: 72

and two manner
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

of people
לאום לאם 
L@om 
Usage: 35

מעה 
me`ah 
Usage: 32

and the one people
לאום לאם 
L@om 
Usage: 35

לאום לאם 
L@om 
Usage: 35

and the elder
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

References

Images Genesis 25:23

Prayers for Genesis 25:23

Context Readings

Jacob And Esau

22 But the children struggled inside her, and she said, "If it is going to be like this, I'm not so sure I want to be pregnant!" So she asked the Lord, 23 and the Lord said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples will be separated from within you. One people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger." 24 When the time came for Rebekah to give birth, there were twins in her womb.


Cross References

Genesis 27:29

May peoples serve you and nations bow down to you. You will be lord over your brothers, and the sons of your mother will bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed, and those who bless you be blessed."

Genesis 27:40

You will live by your sword but you will serve your brother. When you grow restless, you will tear off his yoke from your neck."

Genesis 17:16

I will bless her and will give you a son through her. I will bless her and she will become a mother of nations. Kings of countries will come from her!"

Genesis 24:60

They blessed Rebekah with these words: "Our sister, may you become the mother of thousands of ten thousands! May your descendants possess the strongholds of their enemies."

Numbers 20:14

Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom: "Thus says your brother Israel: 'You know all the hardships we have experienced,

2 Samuel 8:14

He placed garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites became David's subjects. The Lord protected David wherever he campaigned.

Genesis 17:4

"As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of a multitude of nations.

Genesis 25:27

When the boys grew up, Esau became a skilled hunter, a man of the open fields, but Jacob was an even-tempered man, living in tents.

Genesis 32:6

The messengers returned to Jacob and said, "We went to your brother Esau. He is coming to meet you and has four hundred men with him."

Genesis 33:3

But Jacob himself went on ahead of them, and he bowed toward the ground seven times as he approached his brother.

Genesis 36:31

These were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king ruled over the Israelites:

1 Kings 22:47

There was no king in Edom at this time; a governor ruled.

1 Chronicles 18:13

He placed garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became David's subjects. The Lord protected David wherever he campaigned.

2 Chronicles 25:11-12

Amaziah boldly led his army to the Valley of Salt, where he defeated 10,000 Edomites.

Psalm 60:8-9

Moab is my washbasin. I will make Edom serve me. I will shout in triumph over Philistia."

Psalm 83:5-15

Yes, they devise a unified strategy; they form an alliance against you.

Isaiah 34:1-17

Come near, you nations, and listen! Pay attention, you people! The earth and everything it contains must listen, the world and everything that lives in it.

Isaiah 63:1-6

Who is this who comes from Edom, dressed in bright red, coming from Bozrah? Who is this one wearing royal attire, who marches confidently because of his great strength? "It is I, the one who announces vindication, and who is able to deliver!"

Jeremiah 49:7-22

The Lord who rules over all spoke about Edom. "Is wisdom no longer to be found in Teman? Can Edom's counselors not give her any good advice? Has all of their wisdom turned bad?

Ezekiel 25:12-14

"This is what the sovereign Lord says: 'Edom has taken vengeance against the house of Judah; they have made themselves fully culpable by taking vengeance on them.

Ezekiel 35:1-15

The word of the Lord came to me:

Amos 1:11-12

This is what the Lord says: "Because Edom has committed three crimes -- make that four! -- I will not revoke my decree of judgment. He chased his brother with a sword; he wiped out his allies. In his anger he tore them apart without stopping to rest; in his fury he relentlessly attacked them.

Obadiah 1:1-16

We have heard a report from the Lord. An envoy was sent among the nations, saying, "Arise! Let us make war against Edom!"

Malachi 1:2-5

"I have shown love to you," says the Lord, but you say, "How have you shown love to us?" "Esau was Jacob's brother," the Lord explains, "yet I chose Jacob

Romans 9:10-13

Not only that, but when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our ancestor Isaac --

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