But it is not as though (A)the word of God has failed. (B)For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel; nor are they all children (C)because they are Abraham’s [a]descendants, but: “[b](D)through Isaac your [c]descendants will be named.” That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are (E)children of God, but the (F)children of the promise are regarded as [d]descendants. For this is the word of promise: “(G)At this time I will come, and Sarah shall have a son.” 10 (H)And not only this, but there was (I)Rebekah also, when she had conceived twins by one man, our father Isaac; 11 for though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that (J)God’s purpose according to His choice would [e]stand, not [f]because of works but [g]because of Him who calls, 12 it was said to her, “(K)The older will serve the younger.” 13 Just as it is written, “(L)Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:7 Lit seed
  2. Romans 9:7 Lit in
  3. Romans 9:7 Lit seed
  4. Romans 9:8 Lit seed
  5. Romans 9:11 Lit remain
  6. Romans 9:11 Lit from
  7. Romans 9:11 Lit from

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