Romans 9:7-9 NIV

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."a1

References for Romans 9:7

8 In other words, it is not the natural children who are God's children,2 but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham's offspring.3

References for Romans 9:8

9 For this was how the promise was stated: "At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son."b4

References for Romans 9:9

    • c 9:9 - Gen. 18:10,14