To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. Is there injustice on God’s part? 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; 5 to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah,[b] who is over all, God blessed forever. 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the … 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people,[ a] my kindred according to the flesh. All rights reserved. Read Romans 9 in the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) online. 22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath that are made for destruction; 23 and what if he has done so in order to make known the riches of his glory for the objects of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory— 24 including us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles? 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the … Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. 9 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. Gentiles, who did not strive for righteousness, have attained it, that is, righteousness through faith; 31 but Israel, who did strive for the righteousness that is based on the law, did not succeed in fulfilling that law. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, * my kindred according to the flesh. Romans 9:1-15 New Revised Standard Version << Romans 8 | Romans 9 | Romans 10 >> God's Election of Israel. For who can resist his will?” 20 But who indeed are you, a human being, to argue with God? Is there injustice on God’s part? 9 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. Will what is molded say to the one who molds it, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one object for special use and another for ordinary use? 25 As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’    and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”26 “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’    there they shall be called children of the living God.”. 27 And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, “Though the number of the children of Israel were like the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved; 28 for the Lord will execute his sentence on the earth quickly and decisively.”[d] 29 And as Isaiah predicted, “If the Lord of hosts had not left survivors[e] to us,    we would have fared like Sodom    and been made like Gomorrah.”. Romans 9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) God’s Election of Israel. Used by permission. 6 It is not as though the word of God had failed. New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. “See, I am laying in Zion a stone that will make people stumble, a rock that will make them fall. Try it free for 30 days. 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the … 19 You will say to me then, “Why then does he still find fault? Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, NRSV Catholic Bible, Gift Edition, Comfort Print, Leathersoft, Teal, NRSV Catholic Gift Bible, Imitation Leather, NRSV HarperCollins Study Bible with Apocrypha, Student Edition, Revised, softcover, NRSV LIVE Bible for Teens, Catholic Edition. New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’, and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”, there they shall be called children of the living God.”, “If the Lord of hosts had not left survivors. Because they did not strive for it on the basis of faith, but as if it were based on works. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people,[a] my kindred according to the flesh. For who can resist his will?” 20 But who indeed are you, a human being, to argue with God? Try it free for 30 days. 9 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. NRSV God's Election of Israel 1 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 11 Even before they had been born or had done anything good or bad (so that God’s purpose of election might continue, 12 not by works but by his call) she was told, “The elder shall serve the younger.” 13 As it is written, “I have loved Jacob,    but I have hated Esau.”. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people,[a] my kindred according to the flesh. 17 For the scripture says to Pharaoh, “I have raised you up for the very purpose of showing my power in you, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.” 18 So then he has mercy on whomever he chooses, and he hardens the heart of whomever he chooses. 9 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 14 What then are we to say? Try it for 30 days FREE. 25 As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’    and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”26 “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’    there they shall be called children of the living God.”. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh.