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 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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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—

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

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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,”a

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26 and, “In the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘children of the living God.’ ”b

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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.

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

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    • • 9:28 - Isaiah 10:22,23 (see Septuagint)
      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.”d

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      Israel’s Unbelief

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

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      31 but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal.

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