14 (A)What shall we say then? (B)There is no injustice with God, is there? [a](C)Far from it! 15 For He says to Moses, “(D)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](E)runs, but on (F)God who has mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “(G)For this very reason I raised you up, in order to demonstrate My power in you, and that My name might be proclaimed [d]throughout the earth.” 18 So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He (H)hardens whom He desires.

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  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
  4. Romans 9:17 Lit in all