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

  • 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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