New International Version
even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."
King James Bible
Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
Darby Bible Translation
as to whom it had been said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called:
World English Bible
even he to whom it was said, "In Isaac will your seed be called;"
Young's Literal Translation
of whom it was said -- 'In Isaac shall a seed be called to thee;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Abraham, when he was tried - See the history of this whole transaction explained at large in the notes on Genesis 22:1-9.
Offered up his only-begotten - Abraham did, in effect, offer up Isaac; he built an altar, bound his son, laid him upon the altar, had ready the incense, took the knife, and would immediately have slain him had he not been prevented by the same authority by which the sacrifice was enjoined. Isaac is here called his only-begotten, as be was the only son he had by his legitimate wife, who was heir to his property, and heir of the promises of God. The man who proved faithful in such a trial, deserved to have his faith and obedience recorded throughout the world.
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"Faith is the evidence of things not seen" (Heb. xi. 1). True faith drops its letter in the post-office box, and lets it go. Distrust holds on to a corner of it, and wonders that the answer never comes. I have some letters in my desk that have been written for weeks, but there was some slight uncertainty about the address or the contents, so they are yet unmailed. They have not done either me or anybody else any good yet. They will never accomplish anything until I let them go out of my hands and …
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But God said to him, "Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.
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."
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
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