). In view of this quotation. It is not of
). We must supply estin eleo
. "Mercy is not of." The articular participles (tou qelonto, tou treconto, tou elewnto
) can be understood as in the genitive with eleo
understood (mercy is not a quality of) or as the predicate ablative of source like epilusew
in 2 Peter 1:20
. Paul is fond of the metaphor of running.