Romans 9:21-31 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?1

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22 What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience2 the objects of his wrath--prepared for destruction?3

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23 What if he did this to make the riches of his glory4 known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory5--

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24 even us, whom he also called,6 not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?7

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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,"a8

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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.' "b9

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27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: "Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea,10 only the remnant will be saved.11

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28 For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality."c12

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    • k 9:28 - Isaiah 10:22,23
      29 It is just as Isaiah said previously: "Unless the Lord Almighty13 had left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah."d14

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      Israel's Unbelief

      30 What then shall we say?15 That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;16

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      31 but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness,17 has not attained it.18

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