Romans 9:8
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English Standard Version
This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That is to say, not they that are the children of the flesh, are the children of God; but they, that are the children of the promise, are accounted for the seed.

English Revised 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
That is, They who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

Weymouth New Testament
In other words, it is not the children by natural descent who count as God's children, but the children made such by the promise are regarded as Abraham's posterity.

Romans 9:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

That is

The Old-Testament saying amounts to this.

Children of the promise

Originating from the divine promise. See Galatians 4:23.

Romans 9:8 Parallel Commentaries

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They which.

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...

are counted.

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...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 14:1
"You are the sons of the LORD your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead.

Matthew 3:9
And do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father,' for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.

Romans 4:13
For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith.

Romans 4:16
That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring--not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

Romans 8:14
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Romans 8:16
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

Romans 8:19
For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.

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