New International Version
Now you, brothers and sisters, 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now we - Who believe in the Lord Jesus, are the children of promise - are the spiritual offspring of the Messiah, the seed of Abraham, in whom the promise stated that all the nations of the earth should be blessed.
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Then the word of the LORD came to him: "This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir."
Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham's children. On the contrary, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."
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.
If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a divine promise.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.
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