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

  • 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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