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

  • Irene123
    Eccl. 12:12; 12:13- and you find this in God's word (v.13), not in v.12. A 'liberal' education is against God.
  • Stephende
    In Romans 9-5, Paul states that"Christ is over all". How can that be for God is the potter and we are clay. Christ sought not glory for himself but came to do the bidding of the Father. He exemplifies. How we are to live, which is in the Spirit, for the flesh is as grass, which flowers on day and is chaff the next. I love Jesus for his words were purely from God, and he pleased the Father
  • Joe
    Stephende - Paul was directly called by Jesus to preach to the Gentiles. ALthough Paul had compassion for his fellow Isrealites, his mission was aimed at the Gentiles. Paul always followed Divine direction - Jews first, then Gentiles.
  • Irene123
    If one is going to read the Bible and then 'object' to something in it - God have mercy on their soul
  • Stephende
    Paul, being the Apostle of the gentile has slanted his arguement in favor of the gentile. For this I object. I believe God has mercy on whom He will, completely, and that Jew or Gentile dose not influence in any way. Neither are pure in God's eyes. I say none are righteous. But God knows the heart. He will have mercy upon the pure of heart. He will have mercy to those with Godly knowledge
  • Magdalene
    God been good to us by giving us this precious book the bible to read Roman teaches us Hw to live our lives and what the master has in store for us
    Let us continue to praise and worship him

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