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Romans 9:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— That is, They who are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— That is—not the children of the flesh, the same are children of God; but, the children of the promise, are reckoned as a seed.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— that is, the children of the flesh—these [are] not children of God; but the children of the promise are reckoned for seed;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— 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.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— 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.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— but that is, the children of the flesh are not the children of Aloha, but the children of the promise are reckoned the seed.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— That is, it is not the children of the flesh, who are the children of God; but the children of the promise, are accounted for the seed.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
That is, 5123
{5123} Prime
τουτέστι
toutesti
{toot-es'-tee}
Contraction for G5124 and G2076; that is.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
They which are the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
children 5043
{5043} Prime
τέκνον
teknon
{tek'-non}
From the base of G5098; a child (as produced).
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
flesh, 4561
{4561} Prime
σάρξ
sarx
{sarx}
Probably from the base of G4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin), that is, (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred, or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specifically) a human being (as such).
these 5023
{5023} Prime
ταῦτα
tauta
{tow'-tah}
Nomitive or accusative neuter plural of G3778; these things.
[are] not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
the children 5043
{5043} Prime
τέκνον
teknon
{tek'-non}
From the base of G5098; a child (as produced).
of God: 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
children 5043
{5043} Prime
τέκνον
teknon
{tek'-non}
From the base of G5098; a child (as produced).
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
promise 1860
{1860} Prime
ἐπαγγελία
epaggelia
{ep-ang-el-ee'-ah}
From G1861; an announcement (for information, assent or pledge; especially a divine assurance of good).
are counted 3049
{3049} Prime
λογίζομαι
logizomai
{log-id'-zom-ahee}
Middle voice from G3056; to take an inventory, that is, estimate (literally or figuratively).
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
for 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
the seed. 4690
{4690} Prime
σπέρμα
sperma
{sper'-mah}
From G4687; somethng sown, that is, seed (including the male 'sperm'); by implication offspring; specifically a remnant (figuratively as if kept over for planting).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Romans 9:7-9.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 9:6-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Romans 9:8

That is, Not the children, &c. — As if he had said, This is a clear type of things to come; showing us, that in all succeeding generations, not the children of the flesh, the lineal descendants of Abraham, but the children of the promise, they to whom the promise is made, that is, believers, are the children of God. Genesis 21:12

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Romans 9:8

(5) That is, They which are the children of the (k) flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but the children of the (l) promise are counted for the seed.

(5) A general application of the former proof or example.

(k) Who are born of Abraham by the course of nature.

(l) Who are born by virtue of the promise.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: ... 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,
Galatians 4:22-31 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. ... So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

are counted:

Genesis 31:15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
Psalms 22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
Psalms 87:6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth 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 ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. ... And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Galatians 4:28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
1 John 3:1-2 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. ... Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
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Gn 31:15. Ps 22:30; 87:6. Jn 1:13. Ro 4:11. Ga 3:26; 4:22, 28. 1Jn 3:1.

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