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Romans 9:19-21

You

will say then to me, “Why does he still find fault? For who withstands his will?” But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed ask him who formed it, “Why did you make me like this?” Or hasn’t the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel for honor, and another for dishonor?
Romans 9:19-21

Context

Romans 9 [14.] What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? May it never be! For he said to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”[h] So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy. For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I caused you to be raised up, that I might show in you my power, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”[i] So then, he has mercy on whom he desires, and he hardens whom he desires. You will say then to me, “Why does he still find fault? For who withstands his will?”

Romans 9 [20.] But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed ask him who formed it, “Why did you make me like this?”[j] Or hasn’t the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel for honor, and another for dishonor?
What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath made for destruction, and that he might make known the riches of his glory on vessels of mercy, which he prepared beforehand for glory, us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles?

Romans 9 [25.] As he says also in Hosea,

“I will call them ‘my people,’ which were not my people;
and her ‘beloved,’ who was not beloved.”[k]
“It will be that in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’
There they will be called ‘children of the living God.’”[l]

Footnotes:

h. Romans 9:15 Exodus 33:19.
i. Romans 9:17 Exodus 9:16.
j. Romans 9:20 Isaiah 29:16; 45:9.
k. Romans 9:25 Hosea 2:23.
l. Romans 9:26 Hosea 1:10.


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PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible