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9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience bearing witness with me in the Holy Spirit,
9:2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart.
9:3 For I could wish that I myself were anathema from Christ for my brethren`s sake, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
9:6 But [it is] not as though the word of God hath come to nought. For they are not all Israel, that are of Israel:
9:7 neither, because they are Abraham`s seed, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
9:9 For this is a word of promise, According to this season will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.
9:10 And not only so; but Rebecca also having conceived by one, [even] by our father Isaac--
9:11 for [the children] being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth,
9:12 it was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
9:13 Even as it is written, Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.
9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.
9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that hath mercy.
9:17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, For this very purpose did I raise thee up, that I might show in thee my power, and that my name might be published abroad in all the earth.
9:18 So then he hath mercy on whom he will, and whom he will be hardeneth.
9:19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he still find fault? For who withstandeth his will?
9:23 and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he afore prepared unto glory,
9:24 [even] us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles?
9:25 As he saith also in Hosea, I will call that my people, which was not my people; And her beloved, that was not beloved.
9:28 for the Lord will execute [his] word upon the earth, finishing it and cutting it short.
9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:
9:32 Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by works. They stumbled at the stone of stumbling;
9:33 even as it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence: And he that believeth on him shall not be put to shame.