141What shall we saythen? 2There is noinjustice with God, is there? 3May it never be!
For He says to Moses, "4I 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 5runs, but on 6God who hasmercy.
For the Scripturesays to Pharaoh, "7FOR 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 8hardenswhom He desires.
199You will say to me then, "10Why does He stillfindfault? For 11whoresists His will?"
On the contrary, who are you, 12Oman, who 13answersback to God? 14The 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 much15patiencevessels of wrath16prepared for destruction?
And He did so to makeknown17the riches of His glory upon 18vessels of mercy, which He 19preparedbeforehand for glory,
even us, whom He also20called, 21not from amongJewsonly, but also from amongGentiles.