18 Consequently therefore, he has mercy on whomever he wishes, and he hardens whomever he wishes.

19 Therefore you will say to me, “Why then does he still find fault? For who has resisted[a] his will? 20 On the contrary, O man, who are you who answers back to God? Will what is molded say to the one who molded it, “Why did you make me like this”?[b]

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  1. Romans 9:19 Or “who resists”
  2. Romans 9:20 A quotation from Isa 29:16; 45:9

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