Romans 9:10

“And not onely this, but when Rebecca also had conceiued by one, euen by our father Isaac,”

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Other Translations

And not only [this]; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, [even] by our father Isaac;
- King James Version

And not only this, but there was Rebekah also, when she had conceived {twins} by one man, our father Isaac;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And not only so; but Rebecca also having conceived by one, `even' by our father Isaac--
- American Standard Version (1901)

And not only so, but Rebecca being about to have a child by our father Isaac--
- Basic English Bible

And not only [that], but Rebecca having conceived by one, Isaac our father,
- Darby Bible

And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac,
- Webster's Bible

Nor is that all: later on there was Rebecca too. She was soon to bear two children to her husband, our forefather Isaac--
- Weymouth Bible

Not only so, but Rebecca also conceived by one, by our father Isaac.
- World English Bible

And not oneli sche, but also Rebecca hadde twey sones of o liggyng bi of Ysaac, oure fadir.
- Wycliffe Bible

And not only [so], but also Rebecca, having conceived by one -- Isaac our father --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 9:10

9:10 And that God's blessing does not belong to all the descendants of Abraham, appears not only by this instance, but by that of Esau and Jacob, who was chosen to inherit the blessing, before either of them had done good or evil. The apostle mentions this to show, that neither were their ancestors accepted through any merit of their own. That the purpose of God according to election might stand - Whose purpose was, to elect or choose the promised seed. Not of works - Not for any preceding merit in him he chose. But of him that called - Of his own good pleasure who called to that privilege whom he saw good.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 9:10

Ro 9:10 And not only [this]. The first argument is that the true seed are children of the promise, a spiritual seed rather than of the flesh. But when Rebecca also had conceived, etc. The second argument, now begun, is that God has the right to reject what nation he will, including the Jews, and to choose other races if he will. This is shown by facts from history. He did exercise the right of choice when he chose Jacob as the chosen nation, instead of Esau. The facts are recited to show this.

Discussion for Romans 9

  • Judith
    God is not interesting in traditions and ceremonial laws God looketh at the heart that wants to do what is right, walk in the way of the lord and strife every moment to be like jesus .
  • Lu2677
    Romans 9:22, "vessels of wrath, fitted for destruction". Destruction=destroyed for eternity. These people are going to hell.
    V.23"vessels of mercy, which he afore prepared unto glory." He predestined the elect for eternal glory in his Kingdom. Amen.
    V.28 "The Gentiles were grafted into salvation, though the Jews. Not called "God's people", then God calls them "His people". Children of God.
  • Geri
    Tbe book of Romans has been awesome. Learning GOD's word and truth in this study is truly humbling.
  • Enoc
    Can anybody explain to me what verse 26 mentioned. I can't recall ever reading any part, in where the gentiles were called, in public not people of God. Thanks
  • Deaconess kemi Nuga for verse 13
    Exactly what you thought. Nobody can question God. He knew what both of them were capable of doing even their descendants as well.
  • Johnny
    God loves Jacob Israel and hates Esau Edom, which is the forefather of the Roman Empire. Read the meaning of Esau in Classical baby names and also Genesis 25:25 and down. The vessel made to honor is Jacob Israel and the vessel fitted for destruction is Esau. From 13 down it's talking about Jacob and Esau, but uses Egypt as an example of how he raised Egypt to power and showed his wrath. He also raised Esau to power to show his wrath on Esau.

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