They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus *said to them, “ If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham.
Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.
I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.
nor are they all children because they are Abraham’s descendants, but: “ through Isaac your descendants will be named.”
and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘ We have Abraham for our father’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.
so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.
and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also follow in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham which he had while uncircumcised.
For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.
You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;