15 For He says to Moses, “(A)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 [a]wants it nor the one who [b](B)runs, but on (C)God who has mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “(D)For this very reason I raised you up, in order to demonstrate My power in you, and that My name might be proclaimed [c]throughout the earth.” 18 So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He (E)hardens whom He desires.

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  1. Romans 9:16 Or wills nor
  2. Romans 9:16 I.e., to win mercy or favor
  3. Romans 9:17 Lit in all

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