Romans 9:11-16 New International Version

11  Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad-in order that God's purpose in election might stand: 12  not by works but by him who calls-she was told, "The older will serve the younger."[1] 13  Just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."[2]

14  What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! 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."[3] 16  It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God's mercy.


[1] 9:12 Gen. 25:23

[2] 9:13 Mal. 1:2,3

[3] 9:15 Exodus 33:19

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