Romans 9:8
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New International Version
In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham's offspring.


New American Standard Bible
That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are regarded as descendants.


King James Bible
That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
That is, it is not the children by physical descent who are God's children, but the children of the promise are considered to be the offspring.


International Standard Version
That is, it is not merely the children born through natural descent who were regarded as God's children, but it is the children born through the promise who were regarded as descendants.


American Standard Version
That is, it is not the children of the flesh that are children of God; but the children of the promise are reckoned for a seed.


Douay-Rheims Bible
That is to say, not they that are the children of the flesh, are the children of God; but they, that are the children of the promise, are accounted for the seed.


Darby Bible Translation
That is, they that are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are reckoned as seed.


Young's Literal Translation
that is, the children of the flesh -- these are not children of God; but the children of the promise are reckoned for seed;
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Context
God's Sovereign Choice

6Not as though the word of God has taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 7Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall your seed be called. 8That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. 9For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son. 10And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; 11(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calls;) 12It was said to her, The elder shall serve the younger. 13As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. 14What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. 15For he said to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 16So then it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy. 17For the scripture said to Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. 18Therefore has he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardens.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 14:1
You are the children of the LORD your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.


Matthew 3:9
And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say to you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.


Romans 4:13
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.


Romans 4:16
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,


Romans 8:14
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.


Romans 8:16
The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:


Romans 8:19
For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.


Galatians 3:29
And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.


Galatians 4:28
Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.


Hebrews 11:11
Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.


Treasury of Scripture

That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

They which.

Romans 4:11-16 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised...

Galatians 4:22-31 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a female slave, the other by a free woman...

are counted.

Genesis 31:15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he has sold us, and has quite devoured also our money.

Psalm 22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

Psalm 87:6 The LORD shall count, when he writes up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.

John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Galatians 3:26-29 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus...

Galatians 4:28 Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.

1 John 3:1,2 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not...

Strong's Concordance
That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
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