New Living Translation
This son was our ancestor Isaac. When he married Rebekah, she gave birth to twins.
King James Bible
And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
Darby Bible Translation
And not only that, but Rebecca having conceived by one, Isaac our father,
World English Bible
Not only so, but Rebecca also conceived by one, by our father Isaac.
Young's Literal Translation
And not only so, but also Rebecca, having conceived by one -- Isaac our father --
Romans 9:10 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:10 And that God's blessing does not belong to all the descendants of Abraham, appears not only by this instance, but by that of Esau and Jacob, who was chosen to inherit the blessing, before either of them had done good or evil. The apostle mentions this to show, that neither were their ancestors accepted through any merit of their own. That the purpose of God according to election might stand - Whose purpose was, to elect or choose the promised seed. Not of works - Not for any preceding merit in him he chose. But of him that called - Of his own good pleasure who called to that privilege whom he saw good.
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Messiah's Innocence vindicated
Isaac pleaded with the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was unable to have children. The LORD answered Isaac's prayer, and Rebekah became pregnant with twins.
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.
So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
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