New American Standard Bible
And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise.
King James Bible
Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
Darby Bible Translation
But ye, brethren, after the pattern of Isaac, are children of promise.
World English Bible
Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are children of promise.
Young's Literal Translation
And we, brethren, as Isaac, are children of promise,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Now we, brethren - We who are Christians.
Are the children of the promise - We so far resemble Isaac, that there are great and precious promises made to us. We are not in the condition of Ishmael, to whom no promise was made.
LibraryThe Allegories of Sarah and Hagar
We shall attempt this morning to teach you something of the allegories of Sarah and Hagar, that you may thereby better understand the essential difference between the covenants of law and of grace. We shall not go fully into the subject, but shall only give such illustrations of it as the text may furnish us. First, I shall want you to notice the two women, whom Paul uses as types--Hagar and Sarah; then I shall notice the two sons--Ishmael and Isaac; in the third place, I shall notice Ishmael's conduct …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856
Luther -- the Method and Fruits of Justification
"For as Many as are Led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of God. For Ye have not Received the Spirit of Bondage
The Moral Reactions of Prayer
Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir."
nor are they all children because they are Abraham's descendants, but: "THROUGH ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL BE NAMED."
That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are regarded as descendants.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.
But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.
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