Commentary on Romans 4:9-25

Notes (NET Translation) 9 Is this blessedness then for the circumcision or also for the uncircumcision? For we say, "faith was credited to Abraham as righteousness." The blessedness in question is the blessing of righteousness through faith and apart from works of the law (4:6-7). Is this blessing limited only to the circumcised? Paul quotes …

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Commentary on Romans 4:1-8

Notes (NET Translation) 1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh, has discovered regarding this matter? The case of Abraham is used to show that justification is by faith, not works of the law, and that all people receive righteousness in the same manner. "The case of Abraham is …

Commentary on Genesis 25:1-18

Last updated: August 29, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah. 2She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. 3Jokshan fathered Sheba and Dedan. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim. 4The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the …

Commentary on Genesis 24

Last updated: August 22, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. 2And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, "Put your hand under my thigh, 3that I may make you …

Commentary on Genesis 23

Last updated: August 12, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1Sarah lived 127 years; these were the years of the life of Sarah. 2And Sarah died at Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her. 3And Abraham rose up from before his dead …

Commentary on Genesis 22

Last updated: August 9, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here am I." 2He said, "Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of …

Commentary on Genesis 21:22-34

Last updated: August 1, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 22At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army said to Abraham, "God is with you in all that you do. 23Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my descendants or with my posterity, …