Romans 9:1-13 (Lexham English Bible)

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Israel’s Rejection

1 I am telling the truth in Christ--[I am] not lying; my conscience bears witness to me in the Holy Spirit-- 2 that my grief is great and [there is] constant distress in my heart. 3 For I could wish myself to be accursed from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my fellow countrymen according to the flesh, 4 who are Israelites, [to] whom [belong] the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the [temple] service, and the promises, 5 [to] whom [belong] the patriarchs, and from whom [is] the Christ according to human descent, who is God over all, blessed {forever}a! Amen. 6 But [it is] not as if the word of God had failed. For not all those [who are descended] from Israel [are truly] Israel, 7 nor [are they] all children because they are descendants of Abraham, but "In Isaac will your descendants be named."b 8 That is, [it is] not the children {by human descent}c [who are] children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as descendants. 9 For the statement of the promise [is] this: "At this time I will return and {Sarah will have}d a son."e 10 And not only [this], but also [when]f Rebecca conceived children by one [man],g Isaac our father-- 11 for [although they]h had not yet been born, or done anything good or evil, in order that the purpose of God according to election might remain, 12 not by works but by the one who calls--it was said to her, "The older will serve the younger,"i 13 just as it is written, "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."j
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