Romans 1:7; Romans 4:11-12; Romans 4:16-18; Romans 6:4; Romans 8:15; Romans 9:5; Romans 9:10; Romans 11:28; Romans 15:6; Romans 15:8
to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness might be credited to them,
and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also follow in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham which he had while uncircumcised.
For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,
(as it is written, "A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU") in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.
In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, "SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE."
Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!"
whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.
And not only this, but there was Rebekah also, when she had conceived twins by one man, our father Isaac;
From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God's choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers;
so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers,