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Romans 9:8

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

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Romans 9:8 — English Standard Version (ESV)

This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring.

Romans 9:8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

Romans 9:8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

This means that Abraham’s physical descendants are not necessarily children of God. Only the children of the promise are considered to be Abraham’s children.

Romans 9:8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.

Romans 9:8 — New Century Version (NCV)

This means that not all of Abraham’s descendants are God’s true children. Abraham’s true children are those who become God’s children because of the promise God made to Abraham.

Romans 9:8 — American Standard Version (ASV)

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.

Romans 9:8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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.

Romans 9:8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

This means that children born by natural descent ⸤from Abraham⸥ are not necessarily God’s children. Instead, children born by the promise are considered Abraham’s descendants. 

Romans 9:8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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.

Romans 9:8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as descendants.

Romans 9:8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

That is, it is not the children by human descent who are children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as descendants.

Romans 9:8 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

In other words, God’s children are not just Abraham’s natural children. Instead, they are the children God promised to him. They are the ones considered to be Abraham’s children.

Romans 9:8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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.


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