New Living Translation
The real children of Abraham, then, are those who put their faith in God.
King James Bible
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
Darby Bible Translation
Know then that they that are on the principle of faith, these are Abraham's sons;
World English Bible
Know therefore that those who are of faith, the same are children of Abraham.
Young's Literal Translation
know ye, then, that those of faith -- these are sons of Abraham,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:7 Know then that they who are partakers of his faith, these, and these only, are the sons of Abraham, and therefore heirs of the promises made to him.
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This evening, however, I shall run away from my text somewhat. Having just in a few words endeavored to explain the meaning of the whole sentence, I intend only this evening to dwell upon the doctrine which incidentally the apostle teaches us. He teaches us that we begin in the Spirit--"Having begun in the Spirit" I have already illustrated the whole text sufficiently for our understanding if God the Holy Spirit shall enlighten us; and I shall now, I say, confine myself to the thought that Christians …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
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Jesus responded, "Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham.
"Our father is Abraham!" they declared. "No," Jesus replied, "for if you were really the children of Abraham, you would follow his example.
So the promise is received by faith. It is given as a free gift. And we are all certain to receive it, whether or not we live according to the law of Moses, if we have faith like Abraham's. For Abraham is the father of all who believe.
So all who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received because of his faith.
May God's peace and mercy be upon all who live by this principle; they are the new people of God.
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