But you, 1 brothers and sisters, 2 are children of the promise like Isaac.
Abraham was the father 1 of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, 1 the son of Nahor,
nor are all the children Abraham’s true descendants; rather “through Isaac will your descendants be counted.” 1
Not only that, but when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, 1 our ancestor Isaac –
God had told him, “Through Isaac descendants will carry on your name,” 1
By faith also Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning the future.
Then God 1 gave Abraham 2 the covenant 3 of circumcision, and so he became the father of Isaac and circumcised him when he was eight days old, 4 and Isaac became the father of 5 Jacob, and Jacob of the twelve patriarchs. 6
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He had received the promises, 1 yet he was ready to offer up 2 his only son.
Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?
I tell you, many will come from the east and west to share the banquet 1 with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob 2 in the kingdom of heaven,
‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 1 He is not the God of the dead but of the living!” 2
But even Moses revealed that the dead are raised 1 in the passage about the bush, 2 where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. 3
‘I am the God of your forefathers, 1 the God of Abraham, Isaac, 2 and Jacob.’ 3 Moses began to tremble and did not dare to look more closely. 4
By faith he lived as a foreigner 1 in the promised land as though it were a foreign country, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who were fellow heirs 2 of the same promise.
Now as for the dead being raised, 1 have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, 2 how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the 3 God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 4
There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth 1 when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, 2 and all the prophets in the kingdom of God 3 but you yourselves thrown out. 4
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 1 the God of our forefathers, 2 has glorified 3 his servant 4 Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected 5 in the presence of Pilate after he had decided 6 to release him.