6 It is not as though the word of God had failed. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. 9 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people,[a] my kindred according to the flesh. Try it for 30 days FREE. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, a my kindred according to the flesh. New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’, and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”, there they shall be called children of the living God.”, “If the Lord of hosts had not left survivors. 9 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. Used by permission. 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.’”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.”. 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. 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. “See, I am laying in Zion a stone that will make people stumble, a rock that will make them fall. God’s Election of Israel. and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’, and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”, there they shall be called children of the living God.”, “If the Lord of hosts had not left survivors. [c] Amen. 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; 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— 24 including us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles? Read verse in New Revised Standard 9 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. 32 Why not? Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. For not all Israelites truly belong to Israel, 7 and not all of Abraham’s children are his true descendants; but “It is through Isaac that descendants shall be named for you.” 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. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the Believer's Bible Commentary and the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (NIV and NRSV) - is just a step away! Is there injustice on God’s part? God’s Election of Israel (Gen 25:19–23)9 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. Try it free for 30 days. New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. 19 You will say to me then, “Why then does he still find fault? 9 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 16 So it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God who shows mercy. By no means! For who can resist his will?” 20 But who indeed are you, a human being, to argue with God? 6 It is not as though the word of God had failed. 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.” 18 So then he has mercy on whomever he chooses, and he hardens the heart of whomever he chooses. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. Because they did not strive for it on the basis of faith, but as if it were based on works. 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.”. Will what is molded say to the one who molds it, “Why have you made me like this?” 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? [c] Amen. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. “See, I am laying in Zion a stone that will make people stumble, a rock that will make them fall, NRSV Wesley Study Bible - Bonded Leather Charcoal, Wisdom Books: The NRSV Saint John's Bible, The Life With God Bible, New Revised Standard Version Softcover, The NRSV Daily Bible: Read, Meditate, and Pray Through the Entire Bible in 365 Days, NRSV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Leathersoft, Burgundy, Comfort Print, NRSV Catholic Thinline Bible, Comfort Print--soft leather-look, brown. All rights reserved. 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.”. Will what is molded say to the one who molds it, “Why have you made me like this?” 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? New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. 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; 28 for the Lord will execute his sentence on the earth quickly and decisively.”[d] 29 And as Isaiah predicted, “If the Lord of hosts had not left survivors[e] to us,    we would have fared like Sodom    and been made like Gomorrah.”. Romans 9–11 9 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; 5 to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah,[b] who is over all, God blessed forever. Gentiles, who did not strive for righteousness, have attained it, that is, righteousness through faith; 31 but Israel, who did strive for the righteousness that is based on the law, did not succeed in fulfilling that law. Romans 9:1-5 9 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; 5 to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah,[b] who is over all, God blessed forever. 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. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people,[a] my kindred according to the flesh. 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; 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— 24 including us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles?