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Romans 9 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Truth I say in Christ, I lie not, my conscience bearing testimony with me in the Holy Spirit, 1 I speak the truth in Christ--I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Holy Spirit--
2 that I have great grief and unceasing pain in my heart -- 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.
3 for I was wishing, I myself, to be anathema from the Christ -- for my brethren, my kindred, according to the flesh, 3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, those of my own race,
4 who are Israelites, whose [is] the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the lawgiving, and the service, and the promises, 4 the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises.
5 whose [are] the fathers, and of whom [is] the Christ, according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed to the ages. Amen. 5 Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.
6 And it is not possible that the word of God hath failed; for not all who [are] of Israel are these Israel; 6 It is not as though God's word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.
7 nor because they are seed of Abraham [are] all children, but -- `in Isaac shall a seed be called to thee;' 7 Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham's children. On the contrary, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."
8 that is, the children of the flesh -- these [are] not children of God; but the children of the promise are reckoned for seed; 8 In other words, it is not the natural children who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham's offspring.
9 for the word of promise [is] this; `According to this time I will come, and there shall be to Sarah a son.' 9 For this was how the promise was stated: "At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son."
10 And not only [so], but also Rebecca, having conceived by one -- Isaac our father -- 10 Not only that, but Rebekah's children had one and the same father, our father Isaac.
11 (for they being not yet born, neither having done anything good or evil, that the purpose of God, according to choice, might remain; not of works, but of Him who is calling,) it was said to her -- 11 Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad--in order that God's purpose in election might stand:
12 `The greater shall serve the less;' 12 not by works but by him who calls--she was told, "The older will serve the younger."
13 according as it hath been written, `Jacob I did love, and Esau I did hate.' 13 Just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."
14 What, then, shall we say? unrighteousness [is] with God? let it not be! 14 What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all!
15 for to Moses He saith, `I will do kindness to whom I do kindness, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion;' 15 For he says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."
16 so, then -- not of him who is willing, nor of him who is running, but of God who is doing kindness: 16 It does not, therefore, depend on man's desire or effort, but on God's mercy.
17 for the Writing saith to Pharaoh -- `For this very thing I did raise thee up, that I might shew in thee My power, and that My name might be declared in all the land;' 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: "I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."
18 so, then, to whom He willeth, He doth kindness, and to whom He willeth, He doth harden. 18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.
19 Thou wilt say, then, to me, `Why yet doth He find fault? for His counsel who hath resisted?' 19 One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will?"
20 nay, but, O man, who art thou that art answering again to God? shall the thing formed say to Him who did form [it], Why me didst thou make thus? 20 But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? "Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, 'Why did you make me like this?' "
21 hath not the potter authority over the clay, out of the same lump to make the one vessel to honour, and the one to dishonour? 21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?
22 And if God, willing to shew the wrath and to make known His power, did endure, in much long suffering, vessels of wrath fitted for destruction, 22 What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath--prepared for destruction?
23 and that He might make known the riches of His glory on vessels of kindness, that He before prepared for glory, whom also He did call -- us -- 23 What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory--
24 not only out of Jews, but also out of nations, 24 even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?
25 as also in Hosea He saith, `I will call what [is] not My people -- My people; and her not beloved -- Beloved, 25 As he says in Hosea: "I will call them 'my people' who are not my people; and I will call her 'my loved one' who is not my loved one,"
26 and it shall be -- in the place where it was said to them, Ye [are] not My people; there they shall be called sons of the living God.' 26 and, "It will happen that in the very place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' they will be called 'sons of the living God.' "
27 And Isaiah doth cry concerning Israel, `If the number of the sons of Israel may be as the sand of the sea, the remnant shall be saved; 27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: "Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea, only the remnant will be saved.
28 for a matter He is finishing, and is cutting short in righteousness, because a matter cut short will the Lord do upon the land. 28 For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality."
29 and according as Isaiah saith before, `Except the Lord of Sabaoth did leave to us a seed, as Sodom we had become, and as Gomorrah we had been made like.' 29 It is just as Isaiah said previously: "Unless the Lord Almighty had left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah."
30 What, then, shall we say? that nations who are not pursuing righteousness did attain to righteousness, and righteousness that [is] of faith, 30 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;
31 and Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, at a law of righteousness did not arrive; 31 but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it.
32 wherefore? because -- not by faith, but as by works of law; for they did stumble at the stone of stumbling, 32 Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the "stumbling stone."
33 according as it hath been written, `Lo, I place in Sion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence; and every one who is believing thereon shall not be ashamed.' 33 As it is written: "See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."