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Romans 9:11 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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11 and her babies were still innocent in the womb - incapable of good or bad - she received a special assurance from God. What God did in this case made it perfectly plain that his purpose is not a hit-or-miss thing dependent on what we do or don't do, but a sure thing determined by his decision, flowing steadily from his initiative. 11 Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad--in order that God's purpose in election might stand: