New American Standard Bible
nor are they all children because they are Abraham's descendants, but: "THROUGH ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL BE NAMED."
King James Bible
Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Darby Bible Translation
nor because they are seed of Abraham are all children: but, In Isaac shall a seed be called to thee.
World English Bible
Neither, because they are Abraham's seed, are they all children. But, "In Isaac will your seed be called."
Young's Literal Translation
nor because they are seed of Abraham are all children, but -- 'in Isaac shall a seed be called to thee;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Are they all children - Adopted into the true family of God. Many of the descendants of Abraham were rejected.
But in Isaac - This was the promise; Genesis 21:12.
Shall thy seed ... - Thy true people. This implied a selection, or choice; and therefore the doctrine of election was illustrated in the very commencement of the history of the nation; and as God had then made such a distinction, he might still do it. As he had then rejected a part of the natural descendants of Abraham, so he might still do it. This is the argument which the apostle is pursuing.
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But God said to Abraham, "Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named.
and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father'; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.
They answered Him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, 'You will become free '?"
They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you are Abraham's children, do the deeds of Abraham.
But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise.
And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise.
it was he to whom it was said, "IN ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL BE CALLED."
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