Bible: Romans 9:15-24

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.” 1  9:16 So then, 2  it does not depend on human desire or exertion, 3  but on God who shows mercy. 9:17 For the scripture says to Pharaoh: 4 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.” 5  9:18 So then, 6  God 7  has mercy on whom he chooses to have mercy, and he hardens whom he chooses to harden. 8 

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 9 to talk back to God? 10  Does what is molded say to the molder, “Why have you made me like this? 11  9:21 Has the potter no right to make from the same lump of clay 12  one vessel for special use and another for ordinary use? 13  9:22 But what if God, willing to demonstrate his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience the objects 14  of wrath 15  prepared for destruction? 16  9:23 And what if he is willing to make known the wealth of his glory on the objects 17  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?

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