But not that the word of God hath fallen down [Soothly not that the word of God hath fallen down, or failed unfulfilled]. For not all that be of Israel, these be Israelites.
Neither they that be [the] seed of Abraham, all be sons; but in Isaac the seed shall be called to thee;
that is to say, not they that be sons of the flesh, be sons of God, but they that be sons of [the] promise be deemed in the seed.
For why this is the word of promise, After this time I shall come, and a son shall be to Sarah.
And not only she, but also Rebecca had two sons of one lying-by of Isaac, our father. [Forsooth not only she, but and Rebecca, of one lying-by, or of one knowing of man, having two sons of Isaac, our father.]
And when they were not yet born, neither had done any thing of good either evil [or evil], that the purpose of God should dwell by election [that the purpose of God should dwell after election], not of works, but of God calling,
it was said to him, That the more should serve the less, [it is said to her, For the more shall serve to the less,]
as it is written, I loved Jacob, but I hated Esau. [as it is written, I loved Jacob, forsooth Esau I had in hate.]
What therefore shall we say? Whether wickedness be with God? God forbid [Far be it].
For he saith to Moses, I shall have mercy on whom I shall have mercy; and I shall give mercy on whom I shall have mercy.
Therefore it is not neither of man willing [Therefore it is not neither of a man willing], neither running, but of God having mercy.