New International Version
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
King James Bible
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Darby Bible Translation
for as many as are led by [the] Spirit of God, *these* are sons of God.
World English Bible
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God.
Young's Literal Translation
for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For as many as are led by the Spirit, etc. - No man who has not Divine assistance can either find the way to heaven, or walk in it when found. As Christ, by his sacrificial offering, has opened the kingdom of God to all believers; and, as a mediator, transacts the concerns of their kingdom before the throne; so the Spirit of God is the great agent here below, to enlighten, quicken, strengthen, and guide the true disciples of Christ; and all that are born of this Spirit are led and guided by it; and none can pretend to be the children of God who are not thus guided.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
December 18th. The misgiving which will creep sometimes over the brightest faith has already received its expression and its rebuke: "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?" Shall these "changes in the physical state of the environment" which threaten death to the natural man, destroy the spiritual? Shall death, or life, or angels, or principalities, or powers, arrest or tamper with his eternal correspondences? …
Henry Drummond—Beautiful Thoughts
October 12. "The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus Hath Made Me Free" (Rom. viii. 2).
Fourth Sunday after Trinity Consolation in Suffering, and Patience.
Fourth Sunday after Trinity Redemption of the Creatures.
"Yet the Israelites will be like the sand on the seashore, which cannot be measured or counted. In the place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' they will be called 'children of the living God.'
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
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.
and, "In the very place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' there they will be called 'children of the living God.'"
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