Romans 9:6-13 NIV

6 It is not as though God's word1 had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.2

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7 Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham's children. On the contrary, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."a3

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8 In other words, it is not the natural children who are God's children,4 but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham's offspring.5

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9 For this was how the promise was stated: "At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son."b6

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    • c 9:9 - Gen. 18:10,14
      10 Not only that, but Rebekah's children had one and the same father, our father Isaac.7

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      11 Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad8--in order that God's purpose9 in election might stand:

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          12 not by works but by him who calls--she was told, "The older will serve the younger."c10

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          13 Just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."d11

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