|New International Version (© 2011)|
In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham's offspring.
King James Bible
That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
American Standard Version
That is, it is not the children of the flesh that are children of God; but the children of the promise are reckoned for a seed.
Young's Literal Translation
that is, the children of the flesh -- these are not children of God; but the children of the promise are reckoned for seed;
Romans 9:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That is, They which are the children of the flesh - Whence it appears that not the children who descend from Abraham's loins, nor those who were circumcised as he was, nor even those whom he might expect and desire, are therefore the Church and people of God; but those who are made children by the good pleasure and promise of God, as Isaac was, are alone to be accounted for the seed with whom the covenant was established.
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Romans 4:11-16 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised...
Galatians 4:22-31 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a female slave, the other by a free woman...
Genesis 31:15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he has sold us, and has quite devoured also our money.
Psalm 22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
Psalm 87:6 The LORD shall count, when he writes up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.
John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Galatians 3:26-29 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus...
Galatians 4:28 Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
1 John 3:1,2 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not...
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Deuteronomy 14:1 You are the children of the LORD your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead,
Matthew 3:9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.
Romans 4:13 It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.
Romans 4:16 Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham's offspring--not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all.
Romans 8:14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
Romans 8:16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
Romans 8:19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.