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All of this quoting of Constable without just interpreting the verse as it reads. It is clear and plain that God appointed them for disobedience. He ordained this. Just as before Jacob and Esau were born and did good or bad, God chose. His purpose in election stands.


Semitic society (Jews, Arabs, etc.) is organized in tribes. One is not "elected" by a "committee". An elder from one family would not in any way rule over another man's family. Each family was represented in public life by the alpha male of their clan. The alpha male was by default the eldest male but if that's not an option it could be another. Respect for ...


The word is: ἡσύχιος (hesychios). Taken from Strong’s Concordance, G2272. The definitions given are: properly, keeping one's seat (sedentary), i.e. (by implication) still (undisturbed); peaceable. The same word is used in 1 Timothy 2:2. It is translated as “tranquil” in the New English Translation. It is translated as “quiet” in these versions: ...

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