God’s Sovereign Choice

6 It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.
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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.”a
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8 In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.
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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.”b
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10 Not only that, but Rebekah’s children were conceived at the same time by our father Isaac.
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11 Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose 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.”c
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13 Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”d
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