3:7 so then, understand 1 that those who believe are the sons of Abraham. 2 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the gospel to Abraham ahead of time, 3 saying, “All the nations 4 will be blessed in you.” 5 3:9 So then those who believe 6 are blessed along with Abraham the believer.
3:29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, 7 heirs according to the promise.
[3:7] 2 tn The phrase “sons of Abraham” is used here in a figurative sense to describe people who are connected to a personality, Abraham, by close nonmaterial ties. It is this personality that has defined the relationship and its characteristics (BDAG 1024-25 s.v. υἱός 2.c.α).