Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
Thus showing mercy to our forefathers, And keeping his sacred agreement,
For they are Israelites, and to them belong the rights of sonship, God's glorious presence, the divine agreements and legislation, the Temple service, the promises,
I hold that Christ has become an agent of circumcision to show God's truthfulness in carrying out the promises made to our forefathers,
And if you belong to Christ, then you are true descendants of Abraham and his heirs under the promise.
For the promise made to Abraham and his descendants that the world should belong to him did not come to him or his descendants through the Law, but through the uprightness that resulted from his faith.
The Scripture foresaw that God would accept the heathen as upright in consequence of their faith, and preached the good news in advance to Abraham in the words, "All the heathen will be blessed through you."
Now we, brothers, are like Isaac, children born in fulfilment of the promise.