Romans 9:10
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New International Version
Not only that, but Rebekah's children were conceived at the same time by our father Isaac.

New Living Translation
This son was our ancestor Isaac. When he married Rebekah, she gave birth to twins.

English Standard Version
And not only so, but also when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac,

Berean Study Bible
Not only that, but Rebecca's children were conceived by one man, our father Isaac.

Berean Literal Bible
And not only so, but also Rebecca, having conception by one, Isaac our father,

New American Standard Bible
And not only this, but there was Rebekah also, when she had conceived twins by one man, our father Isaac;

King James Bible
And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And not only that, but also Rebekah received a promise when she became pregnant by one man, our ancestor Isaac.

International Standard Version
Not only that, but Rebecca became pregnant by our ancestor Isaac.

NET Bible
Not only that, but when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our ancestor Isaac--

New Heart English Bible
Not only so, but Rebekah also conceived by one, by our father Isaac.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And not only this, but Rebecca also, when she had a conjugal relation with our father Isaac,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The same thing happened to Rebekah. Rebekah became pregnant by our ancestor Isaac.

New American Standard 1977
And not only this, but there was Rebekah also, when she had conceived twins by one man, our father Isaac;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac

King James 2000 Bible
And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;

American King James Version
And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;

American Standard Version
And not only so; but Rebecca also having conceived by one, even by our father Isaac--

Douay-Rheims Bible
And not only she. But when Rebecca also had conceived at once, of Isaac our father.

Darby Bible Translation
And not only [that], but Rebecca having conceived by one, Isaac our father,

English Revised Version
And not only so; but Rebecca also having conceived by one, even by our father Isaac--

Webster's Bible Translation
And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac,

Weymouth New Testament
Nor is that all: later on there was Rebecca too. She was soon to bear two children to her husband, our forefather Isaac--

World English Bible
Not only so, but Rebecca also conceived by one, by our father Isaac.

Young's Literal Translation
And not only so, but also Rebecca, having conceived by one -- Isaac our father --
Study Bible
God's Sovereign Choice
9For this is what the promise specified: “At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son.” 10Not only that, but Rebecca’s children were conceived by one man, our father Isaac. 11Yet before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad, in order that God’s plan of election might stand,…
Cross References
Genesis 25:21
Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Romans 5:3
Not only that, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;

Romans 5:11
Not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Treasury of Scripture

And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;

not only.

Romans 5:3,11 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that …

Luke 16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: …

but when.

Genesis 25:21-23 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: …

Rebekah.

(10, 11) Nor was the restriction and special selection confined to the case of Abraham alone. It also appeared when Rebecca bore sons to Isaac. It was indeed pure selection. The children themselves had done nothing to make a preference be given to one over the other. There was no merit in the case. The object of the declaration was to ratify the divine electing purpose which had already chosen Jacob to be the inheritor of the Messianic blessings.

Here we have the doctrine of election and predestination stated in a very unqualified and uncompromising form. And it does indeed necessarily follow from one train of thought. However much we lay stress on freewill, still actions are the result of character--the will itself is a part of character; and character is born in us. Of the two elements which go to determine action, outward circumstances, and inward disposition, neither can be said strictly to be made by the man himself. If we follow this train of thought, then it would certainly appear that God, or the chain of natural causes set in motion and directed by God, made him what he is. In other words, he is elected and predetermined to a certain line of conduct. This is the logic of one set of inferences. On the other hand, the logic of the other set of inferences is just as strong--that man is free. There is an opposition irreconcilable to us with our present means of judging. We can only take the one proposition as qualified by the other.

Verse 10. - But not only this; but Rebecca also, when she had conceived by one, even by Isaac our father. The sentence thus begun is not formally completed, being taken up - after the parenthetical ver. 11 - by "It was said unto her" in ver. 12. And not only this,.... This instance of Ishmael and Isaac, is not the only one, proving that Abraham's natural seed, the children of the flesh, are not all children, the children of God:

but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac, "it was said unto her", Romans 9:12, being in a parenthesis, "the elder shall serve the younger". The apostle was aware, that the Jews would be ready to say, that the instance of Ishmael and Isaac was not a pertinent one; since Ishmael was not born of Sarah, the lawful wife of Abraham, but of a bondwoman, which was the reason his rejection, when Isaac was the son of promise, by the lawful wife, and that they were children of Abraham in the line of Isaac, and so children of the promise, as he was: wherefore he proceeds to mention the case of Jacob and Esau, which was not liable to any such exception; seeing they not only had the same father, but the same mother, Isaac's lawful wife; they were conceived by Rebecca at once, were in the same womb together, were twins, and if any had the preference and advantage, Esau had it, being born first; and yet a difference was made between these two by God himself, and which was notified by him to the mother of them, before either were born. 10-13. And not only this; but when Rebecca, etc.—It might be thought that there was a natural reason for preferring the child of Sarah, as being Abraham's true and first wife, both to the child of Hagar, Sarah's maid, and to the children of Keturah, his second wife. But there could be no such reason in the case of Rebecca, Isaac's only wife; for the choice of her son Jacob was the choice of one of two sons by the same mother and of the younger in preference to the elder, and before either of them was born, and consequently before either had done good or evil to be a ground of preference: and all to show that the sole ground of distinction lay in the unconditional choice of God—"not of works, but of Him that calleth."9:6-13 The rejection of the Jews by the gospel dispensation, did not break God's promise to the patriarchs. The promises and threatenings shall be fulfilled. Grace does not run in the blood; nor are saving benefits always found with outward church privileges. Not only some of Abraham's seed were chosen, and others not, but God therein wrought according to the counsel of his own will. God foresaw both Esau and Jacob as born in sin, by nature children of wrath even as others. If left to themselves they would have continued in sin through life; but for wise and holy reasons, not made known to us, he purposed to change Jacob's heart, and to leave Esau to his perverseness. This instance of Esau and Jacob throws light upon the Divine conduct to the fallen race of man. The whole Scripture shows the difference between the professed Christian and the real believer. Outward privileges are bestowed on many who are not the children of God. There is, however, full encouragement to diligent use of the means of grace which God has appointed.
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