Parallel Bible results for Romans 9:1-29

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Romans 9:1-29

NRS 1 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— NIV 1 I speak the truth in Christ--I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Holy Spirit-- NRS 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. NIV 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. NRS 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. 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, NRS 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the 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. NRS 5 to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed 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. NRS 6 It is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all Israelites truly belong to Israel, NIV 6 It is not as though God's word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. NRS 7 and not all of Abraham's children are his true descendants; but "It is through Isaac that descendants shall be named for 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." NRS 8 This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as 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. NRS 9 For this is what the promise said, "About this time I will return and Sarah shall 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." NRS 10 Nor is that all; something similar happened to Rebecca when she had conceived children by one husband, our ancestor Isaac. NIV 10 Not only that, but Rebekah's children had one and the same father, our father Isaac. NRS 11 Even before they had been born or had done anything good or bad (so that God's purpose of election might continue, 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: NRS 12 not by works but by his call) she was told, "The elder shall serve the younger." NIV 12 not by works but by him who calls--she was told, "The older will serve the younger." NRS 13 As it is written, "I have loved Jacob, but I have hated Esau." NIV 13 Just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated." NRS 14 What then are we to say? Is there injustice on God's part? By no means! NIV 14 What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! NRS 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." 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." NRS 16 So it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God who shows mercy. NIV 16 It does not, therefore, depend on man's desire or effort, but on God's mercy. NRS 17 For the scripture says to Pharaoh, "I have raised you up for the very purpose of showing my power in you, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth." 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." NRS 18 So then he has mercy on whomever he chooses, and he hardens the heart of whomever he chooses. NIV 18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden. NRS 19 You will say to me then, "Why then does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?" NIV 19 One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will?" NRS 20 But who indeed are you, a human being, to argue with God? Will what is molded say to the one who molds it, "Why have you made 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?' " NRS 21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one object for special use and another 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? NRS 22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath that are made for 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? NRS 23 and what if he has done so in order to make known the riches of his glory for the objects of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for 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-- NRS 24 including us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles? NIV 24 even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles? NRS 25 As indeed he says in Hosea, "Those who were not my people I will call "my people,' and her who was not beloved I will call "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," NRS 26 "And in the very place where it was said to them, "You are not my people,' there they shall be called 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.' " NRS 27 And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, "Though the number of the children of Israel were like the sand of the sea, only a remnant 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. NRS 28 for the Lord will execute his sentence on the earth quickly and decisively." NIV 28 For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality." NRS 29 And as Isaiah predicted, "If the Lord of hosts had not left survivors to us, we would have fared like Sodom and been made 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."