I say the truthinChrist, I lienot,myconscience also bearingmewitnessin the HolyGhost,2ThatIhavegreatheavinessandcontinual sorrow inmyheart.3ForI could wish that myselfwereaccursedafromChristformybrethren,mykinsmenaccording to the flesh:4WhoareIsraelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption,and the glory,and the covenants,band the giving of the law,and the service of God, and the promises;5Whose are the fathers,andofwhom as concerning the fleshChrist came, who is overall,Godblessedforever.Amen.6Notasthoughtheword of God hath taken none effect . For they are notallIsrael,whichare of Israel:7Neither,because they are the seed of Abraham, are they allchildren:but,InIsaacshallthyseed be called .
That is , They which are the children of the flesh,these are not the children of God:but the children of the promise are countedfor the seed.9Forthis is the word of promise,Atthistime will I come , andSara shall have a son.10Andnotonly this; but when Rebeccaalso had conceivedbyone , even by ourfatherIsaac;11
(For the children being not yetborn , neither having doneanygoodorevil,that the purpose of Godaccording to election might stand , notofworks,butof him that calleth ;)
12It was said unto her, The elderc shall serve the younger.13As it is written , Jacob have I loved , butEsau have I hated .
14What shall we saythen ? Is there unrighteousnesswithGod? God forbid .
15For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy onwhomI will have mercy , and I will have compassion on whomI will have compassion .
16Sothen it is not of him that willeth , nor of him that runneth , but of God that sheweth mercy .
17For the scripturesaith unto Pharaoh, Even forthis same purpose have I raisedtheeup , that I might shewmypowerinthee,andthatmyname might be declaredthroughoutall the earth.18Thereforehath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, andwhom he will he hardeneth .
Thou wilt saythen unto me,Why doth he yet find fault ? Forwho hath resistedhiswill?20
Nay but,Oman,whoartthou that repliest againstGod ? Shall the thing formedsay to him that formed it, Why hast thou mademethus?21Hathnot the potterpower over the clay,of the samelumptomake one vesseluntohonour,andanotheruntodishonour?22
What ifGod,willing to shew his wrath,and to makehispowerknown , enduredwithmuchlongsuffering the vessels of wrathfitteddtodestruction:23Andthat he might make known the riches of hisgloryon the vessels of mercy,which he had afore prepareduntoglory,24Evenus,whom he hath called , notof the Jewsonly,butalsoof the Gentiles?25
As he saithalsoinOsee, I will call them mypeople, which were notmypeople;and her beloved , which wasnotbeloved .
26And it shall come to pass , that in the placewhere it was said unto them,Ye are notmypeople;there shall they be called the children of the livingGod.27EsaiasalsocriethconcerningIsrael,Though the number of the children of Israelbeas the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved :
28For he will finish the work,eand cut it shortinrighteousness:because a shortworkwill the Lordmakeupon the earth.29AndasEsaias said before , Except the Lord of Sabaoth had leftus a seed, we had beenasSodoma,and been made likeuntoGomorrha.30What shall we saythen?That the Gentiles,whichfollowednot after righteousness, have attained to righteousness,even the righteousnesswhich is offaith.31ButIsrael, which followed after the law of righteousness,hathnotattainedto the law of righteousness.32Wherefore?Because they sought it notbyfaith,butas it were by the works of the law.For they stumbled at that stumblingstone ;
33As it is written , Behold , I layinSion a stumblingstoneandrock of offence:andwhosoeverbelievethonhimshallnot be ashamed .f