Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"I have loved you," says Yahweh. Yet you say, "How have you loved us?" "Wasn't Esau Jacob's brother?" says Yahweh, "Yet I loved Jacob;
Yahweh saw that Leah was hated, and he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.
If a man have two wives, the one beloved, and the other hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers who was hated;
One who spares the rod hates his son, but one who loves him is careful to discipline him.
He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me isn't worthy of me.
"If anyone comes to me, and doesn't disregard his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he can't be my disciple.
He who loves his life will lose it. He who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life.