Hebrews 11:18
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New International Version
even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."

New Living Translation
even though God had told him, "Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted."

English Standard Version
of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.”

New American Standard Bible
it was he to whom it was said, "IN ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL BE CALLED."

King James Bible
Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the one it had been said about, Your seed will be traced through Isaac.

International Standard Version
about whom it had been said, "It is through Isaac that descendants will be named for you."

NET Bible
God had told him, "Through Isaac descendants will carry on your name,"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For it was said to him, “In Isaac your seed shall be called.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God had said to him, "Through Isaac your descendants will carry on your name."

Jubilee Bible 2000
of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called,

King James 2000 Bible
Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall your descendants be called:

American King James Version
Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall your seed be called:

American Standard Version
even he to whom it was said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called:

Douay-Rheims Bible
(To whom it was said: In Isaac shall thy seed be called.)

Darby Bible Translation
as to whom it had been said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called:

English Revised Version
even he to whom it was said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called:

Webster's Bible Translation
Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

Weymouth New Testament
with regard to whom he had been told, "It is through Isaac that your posterity shall be traced."

World English Bible
even he to whom it was said, "In Isaac will your seed be called;"

Young's Literal Translation
of whom it was said -- 'In Isaac shall a seed be called to thee;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:8-19 We are often called to leave worldly connexions, interests, and comforts. If heirs of Abraham's faith, we shall obey and go forth, though not knowing what may befall us; and we shall be found in the way of duty, looking for the performance of God's promises. The trial of Abraham's faith was, that he simply and fully obeyed the call of God. Sarah received the promise as the promise of God; being convinced of that, she truly judged that he both could and would perform it. Many, who have a part in the promises, do not soon receive the things promised. Faith can lay hold of blessings at a great distance; can make them present; can love them and rejoice in them, though strangers; as saints, whose home is heaven; as pilgrims, travelling toward their home. By faith, they overcome the terrors of death, and bid a cheerful farewell to this world, and to all the comforts and crosses of it. And those once truly and savingly called out of a sinful state, have no mind to return into it. All true believers desire the heavenly inheritance; and the stronger faith is, the more fervent those desires will be. Notwithstanding their meanness by nature, their vileness by sin, and the poverty of their outward condition, God is not ashamed to be called the God of all true believers; such is his mercy, such is his love to them. Let them never be ashamed of being called his people, nor of any of those who are truly so, how much soever despised in the world. Above all, let them take care that they are not a shame and reproach to their God. The greatest trial and act of faith upon record is, Abraham's offering up Isaac, Ge 22:2. There, every word shows a trial. It is our duty to reason down our doubts and fears, by looking, as Abraham did, to the Almighty power of God. The best way to enjoy our comforts is, to give them up to God; he will then again give them as shall be the best for us. Let us look how far our faith has caused the like obedience, when we have been called to lesser acts of self-denial, or to make smaller sacrifices to our duty. Have we given up what was called for, fully believing that the Lord would make up all our losses, and even bless us by the most afflicting dispensations?

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Of whom it is said,.... That is, of Isaac, Abraham's own son, whom he offered up; or rather, "to whom it was said", as the Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions render it; that is, to Abraham, for to him was this said, Genesis 21:12

that in Isaac shall thy seed be called; that numerous natural seed of his, which should inherit the land of Canaan; and his special famous seed, the Messiah, to whom the promises were made; See Gill on Romans 9:7.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. Of whom—rather as Greek "He (Abraham, not Isaac) TO whom it was said" [Alford]. Bengel supports English Version. So Heb 1:7 uses the same Greek preposition, "unto," for "in respect to," or "of." This verse gives a definition of the "only-begotten Son" (Heb 11:17).

in Isaac shall thy seed be called—(Ge 21:12). The posterity of Isaac alone shall be accounted as the seed of Abraham, which is the heir of the promises (Ro 9:7).

Hebrews 11:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Faith of Abraham
17By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; 18it was he to whom it was said, "IN ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL BE CALLED." 19He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type.
Cross References
Genesis 21:12
But God said to him, "Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.

Romans 9:7
Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham's children. On the contrary, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."

Hebrews 1:1
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
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Genesis 17:19 And God said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed; and you …

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Romans 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: …

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