Bible: Romans 9:10-24
9:14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice with God? Absolutely not! 9:15 For he says to Moses: “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” 8 9:16 So then, 9 it does not depend on human desire or exertion, 10 but on God who shows mercy. 9:17 For the scripture says to Pharaoh: 11 “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may demonstrate my power in you, and that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.” 12 9:18 So then, 13 God 14 has mercy on whom he chooses to have mercy, and he hardens whom he chooses to harden. 15
9:19 You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who has ever resisted his will?” 9:20 But who indeed are you – a mere human being 16 – to talk back to God? 17 Does what is molded say to the molder, “Why have you made me like this?” 18 9:21 Has the potter no right to make from the same lump of clay 19 one vessel for special use and another for ordinary use? 20 9:22 But what if God, willing to demonstrate his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience the objects 21 of wrath 22 prepared for destruction? 23 9:23 And what if he is willing to make known the wealth of his glory on the objects 24 of mercy that he has prepared beforehand for glory – 9:24 even us, whom he has called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?