9 aI say the truth in Christ, I lie not, bmy conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, 2 cThat I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. 3 For dI could wish that myself were ||eaccursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen faccording to the flesh: 4 gWho are Israelites; to whom pertaineth hthe adoption, and ithe glory, and jthe ||covenants, and kthe giving of the law, and lthe service of God, and mthe promises; 5 nWhose are the fathers, and oof whom fas concerning the flesh Christ came, pwho is over all, qGod rblessed for ever. Amen. 6 sNot as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For tthey are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 7 uNeither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, wIn Isaac shall thy seed be called. 8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but xthe children of the promise are counted for the seed. 9 For this is the word of promise, yAt this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son. 10 zAnd not only this; but awhen Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; 11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that bthe purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of chim that calleth;) 12 It was said unto her, dThe ||elder shall serve the ||younger. 13 As it is written, eJacob have I loved, but Esau have I fhated.
14 What shall we say then? gIs there unrighteousness with God? hGod forbid. 15 For he saith to Moses, iI will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. 17 For kthe scripture saith unto Pharaoh, lEven for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. 18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. 19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For mwho hath resisted his will? 20 nNay but, oO man, who art thou that ||repliest against God? pShall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? 21 qHath not the potter power rover the clay, of the same lump to make sone vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? 22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, tendured with much ulongsuffering wthe vessels of wrath ||xfitted to destruction: 23 And ythat he might make known zthe riches of his glory on wthe vessels of mercy, which ahe had afore prepared unto glory, 24 Even us, whom bhe hath called, cnot of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? 25 As he saith also in Osee, dI will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. 26 eAnd it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of fthe living God. 27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, gThough the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, ha remnant shall be saved: 28 For he will finish ||the work, and cut it short in righteousness: ibecause a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. 29 And as Esaias said before, kExcept the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, lwe had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha. 30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, mwhich nfollowed not after righteousness, have nattained to righteousness, oeven the righteousness which is of faith. 31 But Israel, pwhich followed after the law of righteousness, qhath not rattained to the law of righteousness. 32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For sthey stumbled at that ustumblingstone; 33 As it is written, tBehold, I lay in Sion a ustumblingstone and rock of woffence: and txwhosoever believeth on him shall not be ||ashamed.
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