Romans 9

Chapter 9

9:6  Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

For they are not all Israel

The distinction is between Israel after the flesh, the mere natural posterity of Abraham, and Israelites who, through faith, are also Abraham's spiritual children. Gentiles who believe are also of Abraham's spiritual seed; but here the apostle is not considering them, but only the two kinds of Israelites, the natural and the spiritual Israel. ( Romans 4:1-3 ; Galatians 3:6 Galatians 3:7 ; John 8:37-39 .)

(See Scofield "Romans 11:1") .

9:7  Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.


Also Romans 9:8 . (Greek - tevknon , child).

(See Scofield "Romans 8:16")

9:26  And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.

children (Greek - tevknon , sons).

(See Scofield "Ephesians 1:5")

God Hosea 1:10

9:27  Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:


(See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .

9:28  For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.


Adonai Jehovah. Isaiah 10:23 .

9:29  And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.

Lord of

LORD of hosts. Isaiah 1:9 .

9:30  What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.


(See Scofield "Romans 10:10") .

9:31  But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.


Scofield " Romans 10:3 ".