28 Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise.(A)

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29 At that time the son born according to the flesh(A) persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit.(B) It is the same now.

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Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:7 Gen. 21:12

In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children,(A) but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.(B)

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