New International Version
Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham.
King James Bible
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
Darby Bible Translation
Know then that they that are on the principle of faith, these are Abraham's sons;
World English Bible
Know therefore that those who are of faith, the same are children of Abraham.
Young's Literal Translation
know ye, then, that those of faith -- these are sons of Abraham,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Abraham believed God - This is quoted from Genesis 15:6 (note); and St. Paul produces it, Romans 4:3-5 (note). Abraham, while even uncircumcised, believed in God, and his faith was reckoned to him for justification; and Abraham is called the father of the faithful, or, of believers. If, then, he was justified without the deeds of the law, he was justified by faith; and if he was justified by faith, long before the law was given then the law is not necessary to salvation.
It is remarkable that the Jews themselves maintained that Abraham was saved by faith. Mehilta, in Yalcut Simeoni, page 1, fol. 69, makes this assertion: "It is evident that Abraham could not obtain an inheritance either in this world or in the world to come, but by faith."
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LibraryJuly 8. "Having Begun in the Spirit, are Ye Now Made Perfect by the Flesh" (Gal. Iii. 3).
"Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh" (Gal. iii. 3). Grace literally means that which we do not have to earn. It has two great senses always; it comes for nothing and it comes when we are helpless; it doesn't merely help the man that helps himself--that is not the Gospel; the Gospel is that God helps the man who can't help himself. And then there is another thing; God helps the man to help himself, for everything the man does comes from God. Grace is given to the man …
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Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.
"Abraham is our father," they answered. "If you were Abraham's children," said Jesus, "then you would do what Abraham did.
Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham's offspring--not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all.
So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule--to the Israel of God.
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