Romans 9:6
New International Version
It is not as though God's word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.

New Living Translation
Well then, has God failed to fulfill his promise to Israel? No, for not all who are born into the nation of Israel are truly members of God's people!

English Standard Version
But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel,

Berean Study Bible
It is not as though God’s word has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.

Berean Literal Bible
And it is not as that the word of God has failed. For not all who are of Israel, are these Israel.

New American Standard Bible
But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel;

King James Bible
Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

Christian Standard Bible
Now it is not as though the word of God has failed, because not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.

Contemporary English Version
It cannot be said that God broke his promise. After all, not all of the people of Israel are the true people of God.

Good News Translation
I am not saying that the promise of God has failed; for not all the people of Israel are the people of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.

International Standard Version
Now it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all Israelis truly belong to Israel,

NET Bible
It is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all those who are descended from Israel are truly Israel,

New Heart English Bible
But it is not as though the word of God has come to nothing. For they are not all Israel, that are of Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But it was not that the word of God had failed, for they were not all of Israel, who are Israel;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now it is not as though God's word has failed. Clearly, not everyone descended from Israel is part of Israel

New American Standard 1977
But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Not as though the word of God has been deficient. For not all the descendants of Israel are Israelites;

King James 2000 Bible
Not as though the word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel, who are of Israel:

American King James Version
Not as though the word of God has taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

American Standard Version
But it is not as though the word of God hath come to nought. For they are not all Israel, that are of Israel:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not as though the word of God hath miscarried. For all are not Israelites that are of Israel:

Darby Bible Translation
Not however as though the word of God had failed; for not all [are] Israel which [are] of Israel;

English Revised Version
But it is not as though the word of God hath come to nought. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

Webster's Bible Translation
Not as though the word of God hath taken no effect. For they are not all Israel, who are descendants from Israel?

Weymouth New Testament
Not however that God's word has failed; for all who have sprung from Israel do not count as Israel,

World English Bible
But it is not as though the word of God has come to nothing. For they are not all Israel, that are of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And it is not possible that the word of God hath failed; for not all who are of Israel are these Israel;
Study Bible
God's Sovereign Choice
5Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them proceeds the human descent of Christ, who is God over all, forever worthy of praise! Amen. 6It is not as though God’s word has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. 7Nor because they are Abraham’s descendants are they all his children. On the contrary, “Through Isaac your offspring will be reckoned.”…
Cross References
Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?

John 1:47
When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, He said of him, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is no deceit."

Romans 2:28
A man is not a Jew because he is one outwardly, nor is circumcision only outward and physical.

Romans 9:4
the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory and the covenants; theirs the giving of the Law, the temple worship, and the promises.

Galatians 6:16
Peace and mercy to all who walk by this rule, even to the Israel of God.

Philippians 3:3
For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--

Treasury of Scripture

Not as though the word of God has taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

as though.

Romans 3:3
For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

Romans 11:1,2
I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin…

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

they are not.

Romans 2:28,29
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: …

Romans 4:12-16
And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised…

John 1:47
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!







Lexicon
[It is] not
Οὐχ (Ouch)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

as though
οἷον (hoion)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3634: Probably akin to ho, hos, and hosos; such or what sort of; especially the neuter with negative, not so.

God’s
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

word
λόγος (logos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

has failed.
ἐκπέπτωκεν (ekpeptōken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1601: From ek and pipto; to drop away; specially, be driven out of one's course; figuratively, to lose, become inefficient.

For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

all
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

who [are]
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

descended from
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

Israel
Ἰσραήλ (Israēl)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2474: Of Hebrew origin; Israel, the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants.

[are]
οὗτοι (houtoi)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

Israel.
Ἰσραήλ (Israēl)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2474: Of Hebrew origin; Israel, the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants.
(6-13) Now follows a vindication of the dealings of God in rejecting Israel. And this is divided into three parts. Part 1 extends to the end of Romans 9:13, and the object of it is to clear the way by defining the true limits of the promise. It was not really to all Israel that the promise was given, but only to a particular section of Israel.

(6) Not as though.--The scholar will observe that there appears to be here a mixture of two constructions, "the case is not such that," and "I do not mean to say that," "I do not intend to say that the case is such as that."

Taken none effect.--"Fallen through," or "failed of its accomplishment."

Of Israel--i.e., descended from Jacob. (Comp. Genesis 32:28.) The promise of God was indeed given to Israel, but that did not mean roundly all who could claim descent from Jacob without further limitation.

Verses 6-13. - (2) (a) After this avowal of his deep sorrow, and his reasons for feeling it, the apostle now proceeds to deal with the subject. First (as has been said above) he shows (vers. 6-13) that the present exclusion of the great majority of the Jews from Christian privileges does not imply any unfaithfulness on God's part to his ancient promises; and thus it follows that the fact of their exclusion is no proof of the gospel not being the true fulfilment of those promises. Verses 6, 7. - But it is not as though the Word of God hath taken none effect (or, hath come to naught, ἐκπεπτωκεν). For they are not all Israel who are of Israel: neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. The promises to the patriarchs never, from the first, implied the inheritance of them by all the physical descendants of those patriarchs; even in Israel there is a recognized distinction between being of the race of Israel and being the true Israel of God; in the original promise to Abraham the descendants of Ishmael (though equally with those of Isaac, his physical seed) were excluded. And so even the race of Israel is but a part of the whole seed of Abraham, to whom the promise was made. Hence it follows that the present exclusion of the majority of even the race of Israel from the inheritance of the promises is not inconsistent with the original purport of those promises. The quotation from Genesis 21:12, "In Isaac," etc., is properly (as in the original Hebrew) "In Isaac shall a seed be named to thee;" i.e. "In Isaac it shall come to pass that posterity of thine shall have the name and position of the seed of Abraham, and be recognized as the inheritors of the promise" (Meyer). 9:6-13 The rejection of the Jews by the gospel dispensation, did not break God's promise to the patriarchs. The promises and threatenings shall be fulfilled. Grace does not run in the blood; nor are saving benefits always found with outward church privileges. Not only some of Abraham's seed were chosen, and others not, but God therein wrought according to the counsel of his own will. God foresaw both Esau and Jacob as born in sin, by nature children of wrath even as others. If left to themselves they would have continued in sin through life; but for wise and holy reasons, not made known to us, he purposed to change Jacob's heart, and to leave Esau to his perverseness. This instance of Esau and Jacob throws light upon the Divine conduct to the fallen race of man. The whole Scripture shows the difference between the professed Christian and the real believer. Outward privileges are bestowed on many who are not the children of God. There is, however, full encouragement to diligent use of the means of grace which God has appointed.
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