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

  • 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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