13 Just as it is written: “(A)Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.”

14 (B)What shall we say then? (C)There is no injustice with God, is there? [a](D)Far from it! 15 For He says to Moses, “(E)I will have mercy on whomever I have mercy, and I will show compassion to whomever I show compassion.” 16 So then, it does not depend on the person who [b]wants it nor the one who [c](F)runs, but on (G)God who has mercy.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:14 Lit May it never happen!
  2. Romans 9:16 Or wills nor
  3. Romans 9:16 I.e., to win mercy or favor