Bible: Romans 9:18-26

9:18 So then, 1  God 2  has mercy on whom he chooses to have mercy, and he hardens whom he chooses to harden. 3 

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 4 to talk back to God? 5  Does what is molded say to the molder, “Why have you made me like this? 6  9:21 Has the potter no right to make from the same lump of clay 7  one vessel for special use and another for ordinary use? 8  9:22 But what if God, willing to demonstrate his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience the objects 9  of wrath 10  prepared for destruction? 11  9:23 And what if he is willing to make known the wealth of his glory on the objects 12  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? 9:25 As he also says in Hosea:

I will call those who were not my people, ‘My people,’ and I will call her who was unloved, 13  ‘My beloved. 14 

9:26And in the very place 15  where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,

there they will be calledsons of the living God.’ 16 

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