Romans 9:5-15 NIV

5 Theirs are the patriarchs,1 and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ,2 who is God over all,3 forever praised!a4 Amen.

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    • a 9:5 - Or "Christ, who is over all. God be forever praised!" Or "Christ. God who is over all be forever praised!"
      6 It is not as though God's word5 had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.6

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      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."b7

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      8 In other words, it is not the natural children who are God's children,8 but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham's offspring.9

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      9 For this was how the promise was stated: "At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son."c10

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        • c 9:9 - Gen. 18:10,14
          10 Not only that, but Rebekah's children had one and the same father, our father Isaac.11

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          11 Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad12--in order that God's purpose13 in election might stand:

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              12 not by works but by him who calls--she was told, "The older will serve the younger."d14

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              13 Just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."e15

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              14 What then shall we say?16 Is God unjust? Not at all!17

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              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."f18

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                • f 9:15 - Exodus 33:19