Romans 9:19

19 One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?”

Romans 9:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
ESV
19 You will say to me then, "Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?"
NLT
19 Well then, you might say, “Why does God blame people for not responding? Haven’t they simply done what he makes them do?”
MSG
19 Are you going to object, "So how can God blame us for anything since he's in charge of everything? If the big decisions are already made, what say do we have in it?"
CSB
19 You will say to me, therefore, "Why then does He still find fault? For who can resist His will?"

Romans 9:19 In-Context

17 For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”
18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.
19 One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?”
20 But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ ”
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?

Cross References 3

  • 1. Romans 11:19; 1 Corinthians 15:35; James 2:18
  • 2. Romans 3:7
  • 3. 2 Samuel 16:10; 2 Chronicles 20:6; Daniel 4:35
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