Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham.
Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.
The real children of Abraham, then, are all those who put their faith in God.
Is it not obvious to you that persons who put their trust in Christ (not persons who put their trust in the law!) are like Abraham: children of faith?
Be certain, then, that those who are of faith, the same are sons of Abraham.
so, you see, those who believe are the descendants of Abraham.
Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.
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1 tn Grk “know.”
2 tn The phrase “sons of Abraham” is used here in a figurative sense to describe people who are connected to a personality, Abraham, by close nonmaterial ties. It is this personality that has defined the relationship and its characteristics (BDAG 1024-25 s.v. υἱός 2.c.α).