New Living Translation
Jesus responded, "Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham.
King James Bible
And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus said to him, To-day salvation is come to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham;
World English Bible
Jesus said to him, "Today, salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus said unto him -- 'To-day salvation did come to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:9 He also is a son of Abraham - A Jew born, and as such has a right to the first offer of salvation.
LibraryA New Kind of King
'And when He was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; 38. Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. 38. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto Him, Master, rebuke Thy disciples. 40. And He answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their …
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Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. Don't just say to each other, 'We're safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.' That means nothing, for I tell you, God can create children of Abraham from these very stones.
This dear woman, a daughter of Abraham, has been held in bondage by Satan for eighteen years. Isn't it right that she be released, even on the Sabbath?"
"The rich man shouted, 'Father Abraham, have some pity! Send Lazarus over here to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue. I am in anguish in these flames.'
"The rich man replied, 'No, Father Abraham! But if someone is sent to them from the dead, then they will repent of their sins and turn to God.'
Circumcision was a sign that Abraham already had faith and that God had already accepted him and declared him to be righteous--even before he was circumcised. So Abraham is the spiritual father of those who have faith but have not been circumcised. They are counted as righteous because of their faith.
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.
The real children of Abraham, then, are those who put their faith in God.
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