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Chapter 9

Romans 9:1 I say the reality in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also giving me witness in the Holy Spirit,

Romans 9:2 that I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.

Romans 9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers, my countrymen according to the flesh:

Romans 9:4 who are Israelites; to whom is the placing as sons, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the Law, and the service of God, and the promises;

Romans 9:5 whose are the fathers, and out of whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed into the New Covenant Age. Amen.

Romans 9:6 Not as though the word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel, which are out of Israel:

Romans 9:7 not either, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, in Isaac will your seed be called.

Romans 9:8 That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

Romans 9:9 For the word of promise is this, at this time will I come, and Sarah will have a son.

Romans 9:10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one man, even by our father Isaac;

Romans 9:11 (for the children not yet being born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calls)

Romans 9:12 it was said to her, the older will serve the younger.

Romans 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

Romans 9:14 What will we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid!

Romans 9:15 For He says to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

Romans 9:16 So then it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy.

Romans 9:17 For the Scripture said to Pharaoh, even for this same purpose have I raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared throughout all the land.

Romans 9:18 Therefore He has mercy on who He will have mercy, and who He will He hardens.

Romans 9:19 You will say then to me, why does He yet find fault? For who has resisted His will?

Romans 9:20 But no, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing made say to him that made it, why have you so made me?

Romans 9:21 Has not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel to honor, and another to dishonor?

Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to show His wrath, and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:

Romans 9:23 then that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, who He had previously prepared to glory,

Romans 9:24 even us, who He has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the nations?

Romans 9:25 As He also says in Hosea, I will call them My people, who were not My people; and her beloved, who was not beloved.

Romans 9:26 And it will come to pass, that in the place where it was said to them, you are not My people; there will they be called the sons of the living God.

Romans 9:27 Isaiah also cries concerning Israel, though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant will be saved:

Romans 9:28 for He will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because the Lord will cut the work short upon the land.

Romans 9:29 And as Isaiah said before, unless the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we would have been as Sodom, and would have been as Gomorrah.

Romans 9:30 What then will we say? Those nations, who followed not after righteousness, have attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

Romans 9:31 But Israel, which followed after the Law of righteousness, has not attained the Law of righteousness.

Romans 9:32 Why? Because they sought it not out of faith, but as it were out of the works of the Law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone;

Romans 9:33 as it is written, behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense: and whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.