12 ¶ But God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight for the child, and for thy bondwoman: in all that Sarah shall say unto thee, hear her voice: for in Isaac shall thy seed be [a]called.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 21:12 The promised seed shall be counted from Isaac, and not from Ishmael, Rom. 9:7; Heb. 11:18.

Neither are they all children, because they are the seed of Abraham: (A)[a]but, In [b]Isaac shall thy seed be called:

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:7 The first proof is taken from the example of Abraham’s own house, wherein Isaac only was counted the son, and that by God’s ordinance: although that Ishmael also was born of Abraham, and circumcised before Isaac.
  2. Romans 9:7 Isaac shall be thy true and natural son, and therefore heir of thy blessing.

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