Not as though the word of God has taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:…
I. EXEMPLIFIED. Not all the children of Abraham.
1. Ishmael the child of nature, Isaac the child of promise.
2. Ishmael rejected, Isaac appointed heir.
1. Those who are born of the flesh are not the children of God, but those who are born of the Spirit.
2. According to the promise made in Christ. These are the true heirs of salvation.
(J. Lyth, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: