New Living Translation
Being descendants of Abraham doesn't make them truly Abraham's children. For the Scriptures say, "Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted," though Abraham had other children, too.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:7 Neither because they are lineally the seed of Abraham, will it follow that they are all children of God - This did not hold even in Abraham's own family; and much less in his remote descendants. But God then said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called - That is, Isaac, not Ishmael, shall be called thy seed; that seed to which the promise is made.
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But God told Abraham, "Do not be upset over the boy and your servant. Do whatever Sarah tells you, for Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted.
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.
"But we are descendants of Abraham," they said. "We have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean, 'You will be set free'?"
"Our father is Abraham!" they declared. "No," Jesus replied, "for if you were really the children of Abraham, you would follow his example.
The son of the slave wife was born in a human attempt to bring about the fulfillment of God's promise. But the son of the freeborn wife was born as God's own fulfillment of his promise.
And you, dear brothers and sisters, are children of the promise, just like Isaac.
even though God had told him, "Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted."
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