Romans 9:15-23 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."a1

References for Romans 9:15

    • f 9:15 - Exodus 33:19
      16 It does not, therefore, depend on man's desire or effort, but on God's mercy.2

      References for Romans 9:16

      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."b3

      References for Romans 9:17

      18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.4

      References for Romans 9:18

      19 One of you will say to me:5 "Then why does God still blame us?6 For who resists his will?"7

      References for Romans 9:19

      20 But who are you, O man, to talk back to God?8 "Shall what is formed say to him who formed it,9 'Why did you make me like this?' "c10

      References for Romans 9:20

        • h 9:20 - Isaiah 29:16; 45:9
          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?11

          References for Romans 9:21

          22 What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience12 the objects of his wrath--prepared for destruction?13

          References for Romans 9:22

          23 What if he did this to make the riches of his glory14 known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory15--

          References for Romans 9:23