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But the present condition of Isra’el does not mean that the Word of God has failed.

For not everyone from Isra’el is truly part of Isra’el; indeed, not all the descendants are seed of Avraham;[a] rather, “What is to be called your ‘seed’ will be in Yitz’chak.”[b] In other words, it is not the physical children who are children of God, but the children the promise refers to who are considered seed. For this is what the promise said: “At the time set, I will come; and Sarah will have a son.”[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:7 2 Chronicles 20:7, Psalm 105:6
  2. Romans 9:7 Genesis 21:12
  3. Romans 9:9 Genesis 18:14

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