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

14 What then shall we say?(B) Is God unjust? Not at all!(C) 15 For he says to Moses,

“I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,
    and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”[b](D)

16 It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:13 Mal. 1:2,3
  2. Romans 9:15 Exodus 33:19