19 Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son,(A) and you will call him Isaac.[a](B) I will establish my covenant with him(C) as an everlasting covenant(D) for his descendants after him.

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  1. Genesis 17:19 Isaac means he laughs.
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11 The Lord swore an oath to David,(A)
    a sure oath he will not revoke:
“One of your own descendants(B)
    I will place on your throne.

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20 You will be faithful to Jacob,
    and show love to Abraham,(A)
as you pledged on oath to our ancestors(B)
    in days long ago.(C)

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55 to Abraham and his descendants(A) forever,
    just as he promised our ancestors.”

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13 It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise(A) that he would be heir of the world,(B) but through the righteousness that comes by faith.(C)

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16 Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace(A) and may be guaranteed(B) to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all.(C)

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the people of Israel.(A) Theirs is the adoption to sonship;(B) theirs the divine glory,(C) the covenants,(D) the receiving of the law,(E) the temple worship(F) and the promises.(G)

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In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children,(A) but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.(B)

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29 If you belong to Christ,(A) then you are Abraham’s seed,(B) and heirs(C) according to the promise.(D)

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28 Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise.(A)

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