Romans 9:15-16

15 For God said to Moses, “I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.”
16 So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.
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Romans 9:18

18 So you see, God chooses to show mercy to some, and he chooses to harden the hearts of others so they refuse to listen.
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