Parallel Bible results for Romans 9

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Romans 9

GNT 1 I am speaking the truth; I belong to Christ and I do not lie. My conscience, ruled by the Holy Spirit, also assures me that I am not lying NIV 1 I speak the truth in Christ--I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Holy Spirit-- GNT 2 when I say how great is my sorrow, how endless the pain in my heart NIV 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. GNT 3 for my people, my own flesh and blood! For their sake I could wish that I myself were under God's curse and separated from Christ. NIV 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, GNT 4 They are God's people; he made them his children and revealed his glory to them; he made his covenants with them and gave them the Law; they have the true worship; they have received God's promises; NIV 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. GNT 5 they are descended from the famous Hebrew ancestors; and Christ, as a human being, belongs to their race. May God, who rules over all, be praised forever! Amen. NIV 5 Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen. GNT 6 I am not saying that the promise of God has failed; for not all the people of Israel are the people of God. NIV 6 It is not as though God's word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. GNT 7 Nor are all of Abraham's descendants the children of God. God said to Abraham, "It is through Isaac that you will have the descendants I promised you." NIV 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." GNT 8 This means that the children born in the usual way are not the children of God; instead, the children born as a result of God's promise are regarded as the true descendants. NIV 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. GNT 9 For God's promise was made in these words: "At the right time I will come back, and Sarah will have a son." NIV 9 For this was how the promise was stated: "At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son." GNT 10 And this is not all. For Rebecca's two sons had the same father, our ancestor Isaac. NIV 10 Not only that, but Rebekah's children had one and the same father, our father Isaac. GNT 11 But in order that the choice of one son might be completely the result of God's own purpose, God said to her, "The older will serve the younger." He said this before they were born, before they had done anything either good or bad; so God's choice was based on his call, and not on anything they had done. NIV 11 Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad--in order that God's purpose in election might stand: GNT 13 As the scripture says, "I loved Jacob, but I hated Esau." NIV 13 Just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated." GNT 14 Shall we say, then, that God is unjust? Not at all. NIV 14 What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! GNT 15 For he said to Moses, "I will have mercy on anyone I wish; I will take pity on anyone I wish." NIV 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." GNT 16 So then, everything depends, not on what we humans want or do, but only on God's mercy. NIV 16 It does not, therefore, depend on man's desire or effort, but on God's mercy. GNT 17 For the scripture says to the king of Egypt, "I made you king in order to use you to show my power and to spread my fame over the whole world." NIV 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." GNT 18 So then, God has mercy on anyone he wishes, and he makes stubborn anyone he wishes. NIV 18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden. GNT 19 But one of you will say to me, "If this is so, how can God find fault with anyone? Who can resist God's will?" NIV 19 One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will?" GNT 20 But who are you, my friend, to talk back to God? A clay pot does not ask the man who made it, "Why did you make me like this?" NIV 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?' " GNT 21 After all, the man who makes the pots has the right to use the clay as he wishes, and to make two pots from the same lump of clay, one for special occasions and the other for ordinary use. NIV 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? GNT 22 And the same is true of what God has done. He wanted to show his anger and to make his power known. But he was very patient in enduring those who were the objects of his anger, who were doomed to destruction. NIV 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? GNT 23 And he also wanted to reveal his abundant glory, which was poured out on us who are the objects of his mercy, those of us whom he has prepared to receive his glory. NIV 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-- GNT 24 For we are the people he called, not only from among the Jews but also from among the Gentiles. NIV 24 even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles? GNT 25 This is what he says in the book of Hosea: "The people who were not mine I will call "My People.' The nation that I did not love I will call "My Beloved.' NIV 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," GNT 26 And in the very place where they were told, "You are not my people,' there they will be called the children of the living God." NIV 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.' " GNT 27 And Isaiah exclaims about Israel: "Even if the people of Israel are as many as the grains of sand by the sea, yet only a few of them will be saved; NIV 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. GNT 28 for the Lord will quickly settle his full account with the world." NIV 28 For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality." GNT 29 It is as Isaiah had said before, "If the Lord Almighty had not left us some descendants, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah." NIV 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." GNT 30 So we say that the Gentiles, who were not trying to put themselves right with God, were put right with him through faith; NIV 30 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; GNT 31 while God's people, who were seeking a law that would put them right with God, did not find it. NIV 31 but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it. GNT 32 And why not? Because they did not depend on faith but on what they did. And so they stumbled over the "stumbling stone" NIV 32 Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the "stumbling stone." GNT 33 that the scripture speaks of: "Look, I place in Zion a stone that will make people stumble, a rock that will make them fall. But whoever believes in him will not be disappointed." NIV 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."