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

  • Alex
    Just as isaac was the child of Promise under the old covenant, under the new covenant it THE HG. that is the child of Promise which is the N.B. IMMANUEL God with us,the multiplication of Abraham was just a metaphor for the multiplication of very God in humanity via the seed of the sower which is our new man, he is not born of the will of man nor of blood nor flesh but of the will of God th PROMISE
  • Alex
    Romans 9 tells us that ITS the children of Promise that are counted for the good seed, the children of the flesh are NOT the children of God, its the children of Promise that are THE good seed,which are them that are born of the SPIRIT,ETC the seed of Christ his seed being the WORD that is gonna be sown in us resulting in a birth of Christ in us, Immanuel GOD WITH US thus NEW INNERMAN th PROMISE
  • Edna
    Yes it was thru thy seed promised thru Abraham (Isaac) by faith not only to the Jews but also to the gentils not by the works of the law but thru faith
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Several key messages in this chapter- I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. It is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay make one vessel unto honour, another unto dishonour?
  • Ray321
    God saw that Jews were more Holy. Romans 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: If God sees a remnant in Jews, then there's got to be lest Gentiles that believe in Jesus Christ.
  • BSP
    Verses 22 and 23 bring out how Jehovah God's endurance has allowed the gathering of many faithful ones.

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