Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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,

King James Version

(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;)

Holman Bible

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—

International Standard Version

Yet before their children had been born or had done anything good or bad (so that God's plan of election might continue to operate

A Conservative Version

(for not yet having been born, nor having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to selection might remain, not from works, but from him who calls),

American Standard Version

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,

Amplified

And the children were yet unborn and had so far done nothing either good or evil. Even so, in order further to carry out God's purpose of selection (election, choice), which depends not on works or what men can do, but on Him Who calls [them],

Anderson New Testament

(the children, indeed, having not yet been born, and having done neither good nor evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calls,)

Bible in Basic English

Before the children had come into existence, or had done anything good or bad, in order that God's purpose and his selection might be effected, not by works, but by him whose purpose it is,

Common New Testament

though the twins were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad, in order that God's purpose of election might stand, not because of works but because of his call,

Daniel Mace New Testament

for before they were born, and had done neither good or evil, that the distinction which God had purposed to make might appear to be, not in consideration of their actions, but of his own free call,

Darby Translation

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),

Godbey New Testament

for the children not having been born, neither having done anything good or evil, in order that the purpose of God might stand according to election not of works, but of him that calleth,

Goodspeed New Testament

For before the children were born or had done anything either good or bad, in order to carry out God's purpose of selection, which depends not on what men do but on his calling them,

John Wesley New Testament

our father Isaac, 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 called,) It was said to her, The elder shall serve the younger.

Julia Smith Translation

(For not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that according to choice the purpose of God might remain, not of works, but of him calling;)

King James 2000

(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 calls;)

Lexham Expanded Bible

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,

Modern King James verseion

(for the children had not yet been born, neither had done any good or evil; but that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who called,)

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

yer the children were born, when they had neither done good neither bad - that the purpose of God, which is by election, might stand - it was said unto her, not by the reason of works, but by grace of the caller,

Moffatt New Testament

and though the children were still unborn and had done nothing either good or bad (to confirm the divine purpose in election which depends upon the call of God, not on anything man does),

Montgomery New Testament

and even though they were still unborn, and had done nothing either good or bad, in order that the purpose of God might stand according to election, not of works, but of Him who called,

NET Bible

even before they were born or had done anything good or bad (so that God's purpose in election would stand, not by works but by his calling) --

New Heart English Bible

For 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 who calls,

Noyes New Testament

before the children were born, or had done any thing good or evil, to the end that Gods purpose according to election might stand, not depending on works, but on the will of him that calleth,

The Emphasized Bible

They, in fact, not being yet born, nor having practised anything good or bad, - in order that the purpose of God by way of election might stand, - not by works but by him that was calling,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

(though the children were not yet born, nor had done any thing good or evil, that according to the election of God the purpose might abide, not from works, but from him who called;)

Twentieth Century New Testament

For in order that the purpose of God, working through selection, might not fail-a selection depending, not on obedience, but on his Call-Rebecca was told, before her children were born and before they had done anything either right or wrong,

Webster

(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)

Weymouth New Testament

and even then, though they were not then born and had not done anything either good or evil, yet in order that God's electing purpose might not be frustrated, based, as it was, not on their actions but on the will of Him who called them, she was told,

Williams New Testament

For even before the twin sons were born, and though they had done nothing either good or bad, that God's purpose in accordance with His choice might continue to stand, conditioned not on men's actions but on God's calling them,

World English Bible

For 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 who calls,

Worrell New Testament

(for, the children being not yet born, nor having done anything good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him Who calleth),

Worsley New Testament

(when the children were not yet born, nor had done either good or evil, that the purpose of God according to his choice might abide, not on account of works, but of Him that calleth,) it was said to her, the elder shall serve the younger:

Youngs Literal Translation

(for they being not yet born, neither having done anything good or evil, that the purpose of God, according to choice, might remain; not of works, but of Him who is calling,) it was said to her --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

not yet
μήπω 
mepo 
not yet
Usage: 2

γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

μηδέ 
mede 
neither, nor, not, nor yet, not once, no not, not so much as
Usage: 31

πράσσω 
Prasso 
Usage: 35

any
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

κακός 
Kakos 
Usage: 46

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

the purpose
πρόθεσις 
Prothesis 
Usage: 9

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

ἐκλογή 
Ekloge 
Usage: 6

μένω 
meno 
Usage: 85

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709
Usage: 709

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Romans 9:11

Images Romans 9:11

Prayers for Romans 9:11

Context Readings

God's Gracious Election Of Israel

10 And not only this, but there was Rebekah also, when she had conceived twins by one man, our father Isaac; 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, 12 it was said to her, “The older will serve the younger.”



Cross References

Romans 4:17

(as it is written, “A father of many nations have I made you”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.

Psalm 51:5

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.

Isaiah 14:24

The Lord of hosts has sworn saying, “Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand,

Isaiah 14:26-27

This is the plan devised against the whole earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out against all the nations.

Isaiah 23:9

The Lord of hosts has planned it, to defile the pride of all beauty,
To despise all the honored of the earth.

Isaiah 46:10-11

Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things which have not been done,
Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,
And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;

Jeremiah 51:29

So the land quakes and writhes,
For the purposes of the Lord against Babylon stand,
To make the land of Babylon
A desolation without inhabitants.

Romans 8:28-30

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 11:5-7

In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God’s gracious choice.

Ephesians 1:4-5

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love

Ephesians 1:9-11

He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him

Ephesians 2:3

Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

Ephesians 2:9

not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Ephesians 3:11

This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord,

1 Thessalonians 1:4

knowing, brethren beloved by God, His choice of you;

1 Thessalonians 2:12

so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

2 Timothy 1:9

who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,

Titus 3:5

He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

1 Peter 5:10

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

2 Peter 1:10

Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;

Revelation 17:14

These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”

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