Rom 9:15-23, (LITV)
|15 ||For He said to Moses, "I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will pity whomever I will pity." Ex. 33:19|
|16 ||So, then, it is not of the one willing, nor of the one running, but of the One showing mercy, of God.|
|17 ||For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "For this very thing I raised you up, so that I might display My power in you, and so that My name might be publicized in all the earth." Ex. 9:16|
|18 ||So, then, to whom He desires, He shows mercy. And to whom He desires, He hardens.|
|19 ||You will then say to me, Why does He yet find fault? For who has resisted His will?|
|20 ||Yes, rather, O man, who are you answering against God? Shall the thing formed say to the One forming it, Why did You make me like this? Isa. 29:16|
|21 ||Or does not the potter have authority over the clay, out of the one lump to make one vessel to honor, and one to dishonor? Jer. 18:6|
|22 ||But if God, desiring to demonstrate His wrath, and to make His power known, endured in much long-suffering vessels of wrath having been fitted out for destruction,|
|23 ||and that He make known the riches of His glory on vessels of mercy which He before prepared for glory,|
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