Parallel Bible results for Romans 9

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Romans 9

CEB 1 I'm speaking the truth in Christ—I'm not lying, as my conscience assures me with the Holy Spirit: NRS 1 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— CEB 2 I have great sadness and constant pain in my heart. NRS 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. CEB 3 I wish I could be cursed, cut off from Christ if it helped my brothers and sisters, who are my flesh-and-blood relatives. NRS 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. CEB 4 They are Israelites. The adoption as God's children, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the Law, the worship, and the promises belong to them. NRS 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; CEB 5 The Jewish ancestors are theirs, and the Christ descended from those ancestors. He is the one who rules over all things, who is God, and who is blessed forever. Amen. NRS 5 to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen. CEB 6 But it's not as though God's word has failed. Not all who are descended from Israel are part of Israel. NRS 6 It is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all Israelites truly belong to Israel, CEB 7 Not all of Abraham's children are called Abraham's descendants, but instead your descendants will be named through Isaac. NRS 7 and not all of Abraham's children are his true descendants; but "It is through Isaac that descendants shall be named for you." CEB 8 That means it isn't the natural children who are God's children, but it is the children from the promise who are counted as descendants. NRS 8 This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as descendants. CEB 9 The words in the promise were: A year from now I will return, and Sarah will have a son. NRS 9 For this is what the promise said, "About this time I will return and Sarah shall have a son." CEB 10 Not only that, but also Rebecca conceived children with one man, our ancestor Isaac. NRS 10 Nor is that all; something similar happened to Rebecca when she had conceived children by one husband, our ancestor Isaac. CEB 11 When they hadn't been born yet and when they hadn't yet done anything good or bad, it was shown that God's purpose would continue because it was based on his choice. NRS 11 Even before they had been born or had done anything good or bad (so that God's purpose of election might continue, CEB 12 It wasn't because of what was done but because of God's call. This was said to her: The older child will be a slave to the younger one. NRS 12 not by works but by his call) she was told, "The elder shall serve the younger." CEB 13 As it is written, I loved Jacob, but I hated Esau. NRS 13 As it is written, "I have loved Jacob, but I have hated Esau." CEB 14 So what are we going to say? Isn't this unfair on God's part? Absolutely not! NRS 14 What then are we to say? Is there injustice on God's part? By no means! CEB 15 He says to Moses, I'll have mercy on whomever I choose to have mercy, and I'll show compassion to whomever I choose to show compassion. NRS 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." CEB 16 So then, it doesn't depend on a person's desire or effort. It depends entirely on God, who shows mercy. NRS 16 So it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God who shows mercy. CEB 17 Scripture says to Pharaoh, I have put you in this position for this very thing: so I can show my power in you and so that my name can be spread through the entire earth. NRS 17 For the scripture says to Pharaoh, "I have raised you up for the very purpose of showing my power in you, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth." CEB 18 So then, God has mercy on whomever he wants to, but he makes resistant whomever he wants to. NRS 18 So then he has mercy on whomever he chooses, and he hardens the heart of whomever he chooses. CEB 19 So you are going to say to me, "Then why does he still blame people? Who has ever resisted his will?" NRS 19 You will say to me then, "Why then does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?" CEB 20 You are only a human being. Who do you think you are to talk back to God? Does the clay say to the potter, "Why did you make me like this?" NRS 20 But who indeed are you, a human being, to argue with God? Will what is molded say to the one who molds it, "Why have you made me like this?" CEB 21 Doesn't the potter have the power over the clay to make one pot for special purposes and another for garbage from the same lump of clay? NRS 21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one object for special use and another for ordinary use? CEB 22 What if God very patiently puts up with pots made for wrath that were designed for destruction, because he wanted to show his wrath and to make his power known? NRS 22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath that are made for destruction; CEB 23 What if he did this to make the wealth of his glory known toward pots made for mercy, which he prepared in advance for glory? NRS 23 and what if he has done so in order to make known the riches of his glory for the objects of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory— CEB 24 We are the ones God has called. We don't come only from the Jews but we also come from the Gentiles. NRS 24 including us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles? CEB 25 As it says also in Hosea, I will call “my people” those who aren't my people, and the one who isn't well loved, I will call “loved one.” NRS 25 As indeed he says in Hosea, "Those who were not my people I will call "my people,' and her who was not beloved I will call "beloved.' " CEB 26 And in the place where it was said to them, "You aren't my people," there they will be called "the living God's children." NRS 26 "And in the very place where it was said to them, "You are not my people,' there they shall be called children of the living God." CEB 27 But Isaiah cries out for Israel, Though the number of Israel's children will be like the sand of the sea, only a remaining part will be saved, NRS 27 And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, "Though the number of the children of Israel were like the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved; CEB 28 because the Lord does what he says completely and quickly. NRS 28 for the Lord will execute his sentence on the earth quickly and decisively." CEB 29 As Isaiah prophesied, If the Lord of the heavenly forces had not left descendants for us, we would have been like Sodom, and we would have become like Gomorrah. NRS 29 And as Isaiah predicted, "If the Lord of hosts had not left survivors to us, we would have fared like Sodom and been made like Gomorrah." CEB 30 So what are we going to say? Gentiles who weren't striving for righteousness achieved righteousness, the righteousness that comes from faith. NRS 30 What then are we to say? Gentiles, who did not strive for righteousness, have attained it, that is, righteousness through faith; CEB 31 But though Israel was striving for a Law of righteousness, they didn't arrive. NRS 31 but Israel, who did strive for the righteousness that is based on the law, did not succeed in fulfilling that law. CEB 32 Why? It's because they didn't go for it by faith but they went for it as if it could be reached by doing something. They have tripped over a stumbling block. NRS 32 Why not? Because they did not strive for it on the basis of faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone, CEB 33 As it is written: Look! I'm putting a stumbling block in Zion, which is a rock that offends people. And the one who has faith in him will not be put to shame. NRS 33 as it is written, "See, I am laying in Zion a stone that will make people stumble, a rock that will make them fall, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame."