Jacob have i loved, but esau have i hated okay, now we have gotten to the tricky verse, the difficult verse. The word hated didnt have the same meaning to the biblical writer as it does to us. What is meant by jacob have i loved is that he deceived his father and was blessed as his brother should have been. Jun 04, 2015 in romans 9, paul wants to show us why we should believe in gods unconditional election. Oct 17, 2004 jacob i have loved, but esau i have hated redeemer baptist church november 2, 2003 daniel e. Darby bible translation according as it is written, i have loved jacob, and i have hated esau. They twist it round their fingers as easily as if it were an everyday thing. It is the same word that paul uses in romans chapter seven and verse 15, what i hate that i do.
But say to him, ah, brother i was it not divine grace that made you to differ. Jacob was the younger of the twins and esau was to receive the blessing of his father, isaac. Jan 18, 2016 yet i have loved jacob, but esau i have hated, and i have turned his mountains into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals. Aug 25, 2018 several hundred years later, long after jacob and esau are dead, god said something that still baffles people today. Sep 10, 2011 pete asked what a person who believes god is omnibenevolent does with god hated esau malachi 1. Apr 23, 2016 ligon duncan reminds us that this text is a fact, jacob have i loved. I have heard of folks altering passages they did not like. It was said unto her, the elder shall serve the younger.
Thus it seems plain that it was not by gods election but by esaus choice. English revised version even as it is written, jacob i loved, but esau i hated. Finally in the verse god quotes the prophet malachi about jacob i have loved and esau i have hated. Objections to the truth jacob i have loved, but esau i have hated. Could esau i have loved, jacob i have hated, also be. Jesus said when you have seen me you have seen the father and jesus never hated any man even asking god to forgive those that killed him on the cross.
In this lab, john piper highlights the similarities and differences between these brothers. Jan 28, 2015 jacob i have loved, but esau i have hated. Though the forms of what i am calling a corporate election in terpretation of romans 9 vary and are based upon quite. But we read, jacob have i loved, esau have i hated. Isaac and ishmael were examples in the previous verses, and now jacob and esau are presented as better examples. Nov 03, 2007 commentary by john calvin on romans 9. Jacob, i loved, esau i hated i wonder if this is more like a confession, like maybe i shouldnt have loved jacob more for what he did most especially, and what he showed was in him, but alas, in that moment, jacob i loved more and, in that moment, esau i hated or esteemed despised in my heart. Those that are taken into covenant with god, that have the lively oracles and the means of grace committed to them, have reason to look upon these as. First, ancestry does not make any difference these boys had the same father, and second, what they will do in their lives including the choices they will make ultimately.
American standard version even as it is written, jacob i loved, but esau i hated. For the children being not yet born, neither having done any. But now we see that god is reacting to protracted, willful rebellion. And esau said to jacob, feed me, i pray thee, with that same red pottage. John samson delivers commentary typical of the of the calvinist position.
No use to talk about various theories by which you may explain it away. Contemporary english version thats why the scriptures say that the lord liked jacob more than esau. Take care my dear friends, how any of you meddle with gods word. Jacob and esau jacob have i loved, but esau have i hated. I have a friend who argues that the story of jacob and esau supports the calvinist doctrine of predestination. Do not imagine for an instant that i pretend to be able thoroughly to elucidate the great mysteries of predestination. Jan 02, 2020 yet i have loved jacob, but esau i have hated, and i have turned his mountains into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals. This verse, coupled with the rest of romans 9, has led many to believe that god does not love all people, at least with regard to their eternal salvation. Many christians are shocked when they read romans 9. Ligon duncan reminds us that this text is a fact, jacob have i loved. Jacob and esau the charles spurgeon sermon collection. In romans 9, paul wants to show us why we should believe in gods unconditional election. There are some men who claim to know all about the matter.
He said, yet i loved jacob, and i hated esau malachi 1. Jan 22, 2017 this video is an extremely important teaching. But observe, this does not relate to the person of jacob or esau nor does it relate to the eternal state either of them or their posterity. Mar 26, 2014 esau have i hated has always been worrisome. Websters bible translation as it is written, jacob have i loved, but esau have i hated. Jesus said the same thing in his book about us in luke 14. It is a fact that this prophecy speaks of the edomites serving the israelites, and paul connects this quote with the words just as, to the following quote of jacob i have loved but esau i hated, which is exactly my point, in that the phrase jacob i loved but esau i hated has application to the israelites and edomites, just. Yet i have loved jacob, but esau i have hated, and i have turned his mountains into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals. Jacob i have loved, esau i have hated a peculiar pilgrim. Yet, out of gods compassion for leahs constant rejection, he gave her children. First, ancestry does not make any difference these boys had the same father, and second, what they will do in. Few if any texts in all the holy scriptures are as objectionable in the eyes of many as this one. Ask an arminian brother about election, and at once his eye turns fiercely upon you, and he begins to get angry.
The lord chose him before he had done either good or evil. Starting your free trial of bible gateway plus is easy. May 25, 2009 many christians are shocked when they read romans 9. Jacob i have loved, but esau i have hated redeemer baptist church november 2, 2003 daniel e. May 01, 2009 as it is written, jacob i loved, but esau i hated. Could esau i have loved, jacob i have hated, also be true. This may have been due to his desire for rachel, or perhaps, because leah reminded him of labans deceptions gen 29. Youre already logged in with your bible gateway account.
Now just for the sake of comparison, this is the word hate here applied unto esau. Ask an arminian about election, and at once he begins to sharpen the knife of controversy. The same can be said for gods rejection of sacrifices and offerings cf. Understanding the principles taught by yankee arnold in this video are essential to understanding many passages throughout the bible. If god loves everyone and wants all to come to repentance, then why does paul note that god loved jacob and hated esau. It is certain that calvinists like camping on the reverse of that phrase in rom 9. But all the apostle is saying is that it is clear from this story that. Mar 19, 2006 as it is written, jacob have i loved, but esau have i hated. God hates them because they are laced with hypocrisy, not because they are soonto.
The father of the arab people was esau and the edomites and today, as has been the case for thousands of years, they are natural enemies, perhaps stemming from the time when esau sold his. Let us all take a deep breath and start with those final words. Yet i loved jacob and i hated esau, that is, took jacob into covenant, and entailed the blessing on him and his, but refused and rejected esau. Esau have i loved, jacob have i hated soteriology 101. And isaac loved esau, because he did eat of his venison.
And when it says, jacob i have loved, esau have i hated, he means by that that he loved jacob so much that, in comparison, his love for esau was like hate. Was it not the lord who called you out of your natural state and made you what you are. Jacob disguised himself to make his father think he was esau and he received the blessing that was meant for his older brother. Just as it is written, jacob i loved, but esau i hated. This passage from malachi occurs 1,500 years after the birth of jacob and esau, and it clearly. The idea is jacob i loved, but i esau i love less, unquote. What does it mean, god loved one and hated the other. To the biblical writer, you hated someone when you chose another person for a position of. God did it for his own purposes, for his own glory. Why god hated esau is of no use to the calvinist randal. Some people think this means that god actively chose jacob to go to heaven and esau to go to hell. Jacob have i loved, but esau have i hated christian chat. Oct 10, 2018 this article is part of the tough passages series.
For he saith to moses, i will have mercy on whom i will have mercy, and i will have compassion on whom i will have compassion. I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert. Before the men had been distinguished by any moral acts of their own, god had sovereignly and mercifully determined to place his. Then in verse 15 the prophet moses is quoted god will have mercy upon whom i will have mercy. Pete asked what a person who believes god is omnibenevolent does with god hated esau malachi 1. Its a fact, and so we are responsible to believe the fact, jacob have i loved. Jan 11, 2020 the idea is jacob i loved, but i esau i love less, unquote. Malachi 1 we see that gods love or hate for a person is displayed in the manner god treats that person. God elected jacob for reasons that lie outside of jacob himself.
As it is written, jacob i loved, but esau i hated romans 9. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of god that sheweth. I personally believe that all of these verses are connected together for. And i have, comparatively, hated esau that is, the edomites, the posterity of esau. We have a number of reasons to think that pauls hypothetical objector throughout the book of romans. If edom says, we are shattered but we will rebuild the ruins, the lord of hosts says, they may build, but i will tear down, till they are called the wicked country, the people with whom the lord is angry for ever. Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or. The short answer is that were not told, and therefore we dont know.
God hates them because they are laced with hypocrisy, not because they are soontobereplaced rituals. There are a number of complexities in these passages. What did paul mean when he wrote that god loved jacob and. Now, thats remarkable because i think most of us, i am speaking for myself, most of us and reading the account if we did not know the end of the story, we would surely be attracted to esau rather than jacob. Hate love less some argue that the reference to hate in malachi 1. Yet i have loved jacob, but esau i have hated, and i have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals. As it is written, jacob have i loved, but esau have i hated. But, the nations which descended from the men israel and edom were being discussed. One member of the society of evangelical arminians writes.1409 578 1539 624 1482 763 304 627 1275 965 134 1278 786 778 986 1080 978 1389 180 1133 1255 1553 1293 728 897 651 1218 1125 189 1411 510 249 771 879 1045 71 927 904 675 140 1069 325 431 1421 3