it was said to her, "1THE OLDER WILL SERVE THE YOUNGER."
13Just as it is written, "2JACOB I LOVED, BUT ESAU I HATED."
143What shall we saythen? 4There is noinjustice with God, is there? 5May it never be!
For He says to Moses, "6I WILL HAVEMERCY ON WHOM I HAVEMERCY, AND I WILL HAVECOMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVECOMPASSION."
16Sothen it does not depend on the man who willsor the man who 7runs, but on 8God who hasmercy.
For the Scripturesays to Pharaoh, "9FOR THISVERY PURPOSE I RAISED YOU UP, TO DEMONSTRATE MY POWER IN YOU, AND THAT MY NAME MIGHT BE PROCLAIMEDaTHROUGHOUT THE WHOLEEARTH."
18Sothen He hasmercy on whom He desires, and He 10hardenswhom He desires.
1911You will say to me then, "12Why does He stillfindfault? For 13whoresists His will?"
On the contrary, who are you, 14Oman, who 15answersback to God? 16The thingmolded will not say to the molder, "Why did you make me likethis," will it?
21Or does not the potterhave a right over the clay, to make from the samelumponevesselbfor honorableuse and anothercfor commonuse?
22dWhatifGod, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His powerknown, endured with much17patiencevessels of wrath18prepared for destruction?