Romans 9:7

“Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither because they are the seed of Abraham are they all children: but in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

nor are they all children because they are Abraham's descendants, but: "THROUGH ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL BE NAMED."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

neither, because they are Abraham's seed, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they are not all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, In Isaac will your seed be named.
- Basic English Bible

nor because they are seed of Abraham [are] all children: but, In Isaac shall a seed be called to thee.
- Darby Bible

Neither because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
- Webster's Bible

nor because they are Abraham's true children. But the promise was "Through Isaac shall your posterity be reckoned."
- Weymouth Bible

Neither, because they are Abraham's seed, are they all children. But, "In Isaac will your seed be called."
- World English Bible

Nethir thei that ben seed of Abraham, `alle ben sonys; but in Ysaac the seed schal be clepid to thee;
- Wycliffe Bible

nor because they are seed of Abraham [are] all children, but -- `in Isaac shall a seed be called to thee;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 9:7


9:7 Neither because they are lineally the seed of Abraham, will it follow that they are all children of God - This did not hold even in Abraham's own family; and much less in his remote descendants. But God then said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called - That is, Isaac, not Ishmael, shall be called thy seed; that seed to which the promise is made.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 9:7


Ro 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, [are they] all children. Abraham had other children beside Isaac, notably Ishmael, but none of these belonged to the chosen people, for it was said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. See Ge 21:12.

Discussion for Romans 9

  • 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.
  • Keith
    If is by grace we are saved through faith. The "election of grace" is simply the means that God has established to make salvation available to all through the operation of faith. The only elect and precious one is the Lord Jesus Christ. Faith in his death, burial and resurrection brings us into union with him when we call upon His Name. He that hath the Son hath life. So in Ephesians we read that we are chosen "in Him" - not chosen to be in Him. Many are called to come to Christ Jesus, but only those who are in union with Him by faith are chosen by association. In short, our position in Christ deems us to be chosen and blessed together with Him by grace. To Him belongs all glory, majesty and power - as Paul wrote in v5 of Chpt. 9 "God blessed forever. Amen"

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