New International Version
It is not as though God's word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.
King James Bible
Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
Darby Bible Translation
Not however as though the word of God had failed; for not all [are] Israel which [are] of Israel;
World English Bible
But it is not as though the word of God has come to nothing. For they are not all Israel, that are of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
And it is not possible that the word of God hath failed; for not all who are of Israel are these Israel;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect - A Jew might have objected, as in Romans 3:3 : "Is not God bound by his faithfulness to continue the Jews as his peculiar Church and people, notwithstanding the infidelity of the major part of them? If they are brought to a level with the Gentiles, will it not follow that God hath failed in the performance of his promise to Abraham? Genesis 17:7, Genesis 17:8 : I will establish my covenant between me and thee for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and thy seed after thee." To which it may be answered: This awful dispensation of God towards the Jews is not inconsistent with the veracity of the Divine promise; for even the whole body of natural born Jews are not the whole of the Israelites comprehended in the promise. Abraham is the father of many nations; and his seed is not only that which is of the law, but that also which is of the faith of Abraham, Romans 4:16, Romans 4:17. The Gentiles were included in the Abrahamic covenant as well as the Jews; and therefore the Jews have no exclusive right to the blessings of God's kingdom.
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LibraryApril 1. "Vessels of Mercy which He had Afore Prepared unto Glory" (Rom. Ix. 23).
"Vessels of mercy which he had afore prepared unto glory" (Rom. ix. 23). Our Father is fitting us for eternity. A vessel fitted for the kitchen will find itself in the kitchen. A vessel for the art gallery or the reception room will generally find itself there at last. What are you getting fitted for? To be a slop-pail to hold all the stuff that people pour into your ears, or a vase to hold sweet fragrance and flowers for the King's palace and a harp of many strings that sounds the melodies and harmonies …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Concerning God's Purpose
Letter Lxxxv. To Paulinus.
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit."
A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.
the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises.
Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule--to the Israel of God.
For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--
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