|Romans 9:11-22 |
11 (For the children, not having been born yet, nor having done any good or evil; so that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not by works but of him who calls;)
12 It was said to her, "The elder will serve the younger."
13 As it is written, '"Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated."
14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
16 So then it is not from him who wills, nor from him who runs, but from God who shows mercy.
17 For the scripture said to Pharaoh, "Even for this same purpose have I raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth."
18 Therefore he has mercy on whom he will have mercy, and he hardens whoever he wills.
19 You will say then to me, "Why does he still find fault? For who has resisted his will?"
20 No but, O man, who are you to talk back to God? Shall the created being say to his creator, "Why have you made me this way?"
21 Has not the potter power over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honor, and another for dishonor?
22 What if God, willing to show his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much long suffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction.