1 tn Grk “be called.” The emphasis here is upon God’s divine sovereignty in choosing Isaac as the child through whom Abraham’s lineage would be counted as opposed to Ishmael.
sn A quotation from Gen 21:12.
2 tn Grk “That is,” or “That is to say.”
3 tn Because it forms the counterpoint to “the children of promise” the expression “children of the flesh” has been retained in the translation.
sn The expression the children of the flesh refers to the natural offspring.