Bible: Romans 9:6-16
9:6 It is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all those who are descended from Israel are truly Israel, 1 9:7 nor are all the children Abraham’s true descendants; rather “through Isaac will your descendants be counted.” 2 9:8 This means 3 it is not the children of the flesh 4 who are the children of God; rather, the children of promise are counted as descendants. 9:9 For this is what the promise declared: 5 “About a year from now 6 I will return and Sarah will have a son.” 7 9:10 Not only that, but when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, 8 our ancestor Isaac – 9:11 even before they were born or had done anything good or bad (so that God’s purpose in election 9 would stand, not by works but by 10 his calling) 11 – 9:12 12 it was said to her, “The older will serve the younger,” 13 9:13 just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” 14
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.” 15 9:16 So then, 16 it does not depend on human desire or exertion, 17 but on God who shows mercy.