Romans 9:17-22 NIV

17 For 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.”a

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

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19 One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?”

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20 But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ ”b

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      21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?

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

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