Not as though the word of God hath taken no effect. For they [are] not all Israel, who are [descendants] from Israel?
Neither because they are the seed of Abraham, [are they] all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
That is, They who are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
For this [is] the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.
And not only [this]; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, [even] by our father Isaac,
(For [the children] being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God, according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth)
It was said to her, The elder shall serve the younger.
As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
What shall we say then? [Is there] unrighteousness with God? By no means.
For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
So then, [it is] not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy.