Does not always have the general meaning "to choose before another." In Psalms 137:6, it does have this sense and the two versions agree; in Esther 2:9, the Revised Version (British and American) has "removed" where the King James Version has "preferred"; in Daniel 6:3, "distinguished" takes its place; in John 1:15,30, "become" is substituted for "preferred"; in 1:27, "preferred" drops out entirely; in Romans 12:10, the versions agree.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'PREFER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.