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17 So God is kind to any person if he wants to be kind to him. And God makes a man's heart hard if he wants to do that.

18 So you will ask me, `Why does God still blame us? Who can fight against what God has planned?'

19 But you are only a man. Will you tell God what to do? Can the pot say to the man who made it, `Why did you make me like this?'

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17 For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”[a](A) 18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.(B)

19 One of you will say to me:(C) “Then why does God still blame us?(D) For who is able to resist his will?”(E)

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  1. Romans 9:17 Exodus 9:16