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

  • Lyle Lee
    These are the two sons of God, Israel his first born and Christianity his second born, each physical child reveals the spiritual child, the first born to Abraham Ishmael the second Isaac, God's first born son Israel, his second born Christianity, this is what is being taught here as the Apostle also taught in Galatians 4:21-31 in an allegory
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 9:13 AS IT IS WRITTEN JACOB HAVE I LOVED BUT ESAU HAVE I HATED MALACHI 1:3 AND I HATED ESAU AND LAID HIS MOUNTAINS AND HIS HERITAGE WASTE FOR THE DRAGONS OF THE WILDERNESS----HEBREWS 12:16 LEST THERE BE ANY FORNICATOR OR PROFANE PERSON AS ESAU WHO FOR ONE MORSEL OF MEAT SOLD HIS BIRTHRIGHT
  • Bill
    GOD hated Esau,because he sold his birthright
  • Irene123
    LaToya, 3/25/'14, V.3; God didn't hate Esau, God never hated even Hitler. God hates the SIN. Esau's sin was his self-righteousness in offering vegetables instead of a blood sacrifice; Heb. 9:22. God instituted blood sacrifice for sin in Gen. 3:21. The yearly blood sacrifice thereafter pointed to Jesus blood sacrifice ONCE FOR ALL. That's why God allowed the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D.cont
  • Wayne
    Irene, that goes, also, for Matt. 28:19. Think on it.
  • Elijah
    People refer to verses 15-23 to try and excuse themselves of fault for their own sin, but ignore verse 22 where the Lord shows he is long-suffering towards those who are unbelieving and disobedient. Why then is He long-suffering? Because His Word states "Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways for why will ye die, O house of Israel?" -Ezekiel33:11 One of many verses in the Bible proving the Lord rather ALL to be saved. Nevertheless, God's patience and long-suffering towards the lost and unrepentant is not in vain if they do reject Him for He knew who would accept Him or not. If you choose to reject God's better ways for you and continue in your own... know that He has a purpose even for those who hate Him and either way He will be glorified and His will be done as it was with Pharaoh. Blessed be the King of Glory! For who can resist His just and perfect will?

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