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Romans

9:1 I tell you in all honesty before the Anointed— and my conscience testifies together with me in the Holy Spirit—

αληθειαν
G225
truth
λεγω
G3004
I-am-saying
εν
G1722
in
χριστω
G5547
[to]-anointed
ου
G3756
not
ψευδομαι
G5574
I-lie
συμμαρτυρουσης
G4828
[of]-witnessing-together
μοι
G3427
[to]-me
της
G3588
[of]-the
συνειδησεως
G4893
[of]-conscience
μου
G3450
[of]-me
εν
G1722
in
πνευματι
G4151
[to]-breath
ἁγιω
G40
[to]-consecrated

9:2 that I have great sorrow and relentless pain in my heart.

ὁτι
G3754
since
λυπη
G3077
sadness
μοι
G3427
[to]-me
εστιν
G2076
is
μεγαλη
G3173
big
και
G2532
and
αδιαλειπτος
G88
continuous
οδυνη
G3601
grief
τη
G3588
[to]-the
καρδια
G2588
[to]-heart
μου
G3450
[of]-me

9:3 For I would be willing to be cursed and separated from the Anointed for the sake of my brothers and sisters, my natural relatives.

ηυχομην
G2172
I-claimed
γαρ
G1063
because
αναθεμα
G331
curse
ειναι
G1511
to-be
αυτος
G846
him/her/it-self
εγω
G1473
I
απο
G575
from
του
G3588
[of]-the
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed
ὑπερ
G5228
over
των
G3588
[of]-the
αδελφων
G80
[of]-siblings
μου
G3450
[of]-me
των
G3588
[of]-the
συγγενων
G4773
[of]-blood-relatives
μου
G3450
[of]-me
κατα
G2596
down
σαρκα
G4561
flesh

9:4 They are the people of Israel; they possess the adoption, and the honor, and the contracts, and the law, and the divine service, and the promises.

οἱτινες
G3748
who
εισιν
G1526
they-are
ισραηλιται
G2475
Israelis
ὡν
G3739
[of]-whom

G3588
the
υἱοθεσια
G5206
legal-adoption
και
G2532
and

G3588
the
δοξα
G1391
honor
και
G2532
and
αἱ
G3588
the
διαθηκαι
G1242
unilateral-contracts
και
G2532
and

G3588
the
νομοθεσια
G3548
legislation
και
G2532
and

G3588
the
λατρεια
G2999
divine-service
και
G2532
and
αἱ
G3588
the
επαγγελιαι
G1860
promises

9:5 They have the ancestors, and above all, as far as the flesh is concerned they are the ones through whom the Anointed came— bless God forever, absolutely!

ὡν
G3739
[of]-whom
οἱ
G3588
the
πατερες
G3962
fathers
και
G2532
and
εξ
G1537
out
ὡν
G3739
[of]-whom

G3588
the
χριστος
G5547
anointed
το
G3588
the
κατα
G2596
down
σαρκα
G4561
flesh

G3588
the
ων
G5607
being
επι
G1909
on
παντων
G3956
[of]-all
θεος
G2316
God
ευλογητος
G2128
blessed
εις
G1519
into
τους
G3588
the
αιωνας
G165
ages
αμην
G281
truly

9:6 Now it isn’t as though the Word of God has failed, because not all those who descended from Israel are Israel.

ουχ
G3756
not
οἱον
G3634
such-as
δε
G1161
yet
ὁτι
G3754
since
εκπεπτωκεν
G1601
has-fallen-out

G3588
the
λογος
G3056
saying
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
ου
G3756
not
γαρ
G1063
because
παντες
G3956
all
οἱ
G3588
the
εξ
G1537
out
ισραηλ
G2474
Israel
οὑτοι
G3778
these
ισραηλ
G2474
Israel

9:7 All the descendants of Abraham are his children, but “Your descendants will be called through Isaac.”

ουδ᾽
G3761
not-even
ὁτι
G3754
since
εισιν
G1526
they-are
σπερμα
G4690
seed
αβρααμ
G11
Abraham
παντες
G3956
all
τεκνα
G5043
children
αλλ᾽
G235
but
εν
G1722
in
ισαακ
G2464
Isaac
κληθησεται
G2564
shall-be-called
σοι
G4671
[to]-you
σπερμα
G4690
seed

9:8 That is, it’s not the natural children who are children of God; rather, it’s the children of the promise who are considered descendants.

τουτ᾿
G3778
same
εστιν
G2076
is
ου
G3756
not
τα
G3588
the
τεκνα
G5043
children
της
G3588
[of]-the
σαρκος
G4561
[of]-flesh
ταυτα
G5023
these-things
τεκνα
G5043
children
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
αλλα
G235
but
τα
G3588
the
τεκνα
G5043
children
της
G3588
[of]-the
επαγγελιαν
G1860
promise
λογιζεται
G3049
is-calculated
εις
G1519
into
σπερμα
G4690
seed

9:9 This is how the promise is worded: “At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son.”

επαγγελιαν
G1860
promise
γαρ
G1063
because

G3588
the
λογος
G3056
saying
οὑτος
G3778
same
κατα
G2596
down
τον
G3588
the
καιρον
G2540
time
τουτον
G5126
this
ελευσομαι
G2064
I-shall-come
και
G2532
and
εσται
G2071
shall-be
τη
G3588
[to]-the
σαρρα
G4564
Sarah
υἱος
G5207
son

9:10 In addition, Rebecca’s children all had the same father, our ancestor Isaac.

ου
G3756
not
μονον
G3440
only
δε
G1161
yet
αλλα
G235
but
και
G2532
and
ῥεβεκκα
G4479
Rebecca
εξ
G1537
out
ἑνος
G1520
[of]-one
κοιτην
G2845
bed
εχουσα
G2192
having
ισαακ
G2464
Isaac
του
G3588
[of]-the
πατρος
G3962
[of]-father
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us

9:11 But before they were born— before they could have done anything good or bad—

μηπω
G3380
not-yet
γαρ
G1063
because
γεννηθεντων
G1080
[of]-being-generated
μηδε
G3366
no-longer
πραξαντων
G4238
[of]-practicing
τι
G5101
what
αγαθον
G18
good
η
G2228
or-else
φαυλον
G5337
worthless
ἱνα
G2443
that

G3588
the
κατ᾽
G2596
down
εκλογην
G1589
selection
προθεσις
G4286
proposal
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
μενη
G3306
may-remain
ουκ
G3756
not
εξ
G1537
out
εργων
G2041
[of]-actions
αλλ᾽
G235
but
εκ
G1537
out
του
G3588
[of]-the
καλουντος
G2564
[of]-calling

9:12 the purpose of God remained; the choice was

ερρεθη
G4483
was-uttered
αυτη
G846
herself
ὁτι
G3754
since

G3588
the
μειζων
G3187
greater
δουλευσει
G1398
shall-slave
τω
G3588
[to]-the
ελασσονι
G1640
[to]-inferior

9:13 not due to actions but to the One who does the calling. And it was declared to her that “The older will slave for the younger.”

καθως
G2531
according-to
γεγραπται
G1125
it-has-been-written
τον
G3588
the
ιακωβ
G2384
Jacob
ηγαπησα
G25
I-loved
τον
G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
ησαυ
G2269
Esau
εμισησα
G3404
I-despised

9:14 What can we say then, that God is unjust? Absolutely not!

τι
G5101
what
ουν
G3767
then
ερουμεν
G2046
we-shall-ask
μη
G3361
not
αδικια
G93
[to]-injustice
παρα
G3844
beside
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θεω
G2316
[to]-God
μη
G3361
not
γενοιτο
G1096
may-come-to-be

9:15 For as he told Moses, “I will show mercy to whom I choose, and I will show pity to whom I choose.”

τω
G3588
[to]-the
Μοσες
G3588
[to]-the
γαρ
G1063
because
λεγειν
G3004
to-say
ελεησω
G1653
I-shall-pity
ὁν
G3739
whom
αν
G302
ever
ελεω
G1653
I-may-pity
και
G2532
and
οικτιρησω
G3627
I-shall-pity
ὁν
G3739
whom
αν
G302
ever
οικτιρω
G3627
I-may-pity

9:16 So then it does not depend on a person’s will or efforts but on God, the one who shows mercy.

αρα
G686
consequently
ουν
G3767
then
ου
G3756
not
του
G3588
[of]-the
θελοντος
G2309
[of]-choosing
ουδε
G3761
not-even
του
G3588
[of]-the
τρεχοντος
G5143
running
αλλα
G235
but
του
G3588
[of]-the
ελεουντος
G1653
[of]-merciful
θεου
G2316
[of]-God

9:17 As the scripture says to Pharaoh, “I raised you up for this very thing, so that I would display my power in you, and so that my Name will be known around the world.”

λεγειν
G3004
to-say
γαρ
G1063
because

G3588
the
γραφη
G1124
[to]-writing
τω
G3588
[to]-the
φαραω
G5328
Pharaoh
ὁτι
G3754
since
εις
G1519
into
αυτο
G846
it
τουτο
G5124
this
εξηγειρα
G1825
I-awakened
σε
G4571
you
ὁπως
G3704
so-that
ενδειξωμαι
G1731
I-should-cause
εν
G1722
in
σοι
G4671
[to]-you
την
G3588
the
δυναμιν
G1411
power
μου
G3450
[of]-me
και
G2532
and
ὁπως
G3704
so-that
διαγγελη
G1229
should-be-published
το
G3588
the
ονομα
G3686
name
μου
G3450
[of]-me
εν
G1722
in
παση
G3956
[to]-every
τη
G3588
[to]-the
γη
G1093
earth

9:18 Consequently, God can choose to either be compassionate or to harden.

αρα
G686
consequently
ουν
G3767
then
ὁν
G3739
whom
θελει
G2309
is-choosing
ελεει
G1656
[to]-compassion
ὁν
G3739
whom
δε
G1161
yet
θελει
G2309
is-choosing
σκληρυνει
G4645
is-hardening

9:19 But you will protest to me, “Then why does he still blame people, since no one can thwart his intentions?”

ερεις
G2054
rivalry
μοι
G3427
[to]-me
ουν
G3767
then
τι
G5101
what
ουν
G3767
then
ετι
G2089
still
μεμφεται
G3201
blames
τω
G3588
[to]-the
γαρ
G1063
because
βουληματι
G1013
[to]-resolve
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
τις
G5101
who
ανθεστηκεν
G436
has-opposed

9:20 Puny human! Who are you, after all, to talk back to God? Will the thing that’s been formed say to the one who formed it, “Why did you make me like this?”

ω..
G5600
I-may-be
ανθρωπε
G444
oh-person
μενουνγε
G3304
for-absolute-certain
συ
G4771
you
τις
G5101
who
ει
G1488
you-are

G3588
the
ανταποκρινομενος
G470
talking-back
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θεω
G2316
[to]-God
μη
G3361
not
ερει
G2046
shall-utter
το
G3588
the
πλασμα
G4110
molded-thing
τω
G3588
[to]-the
πλασαντι
G4111
crafts-person
τι
G5101
what
με
G3165
me
εποιησας
G4160
you-did
οὑτως
G3779
likewise

9:21 Ridiculous! Doesn’t the potter have the right to take the same lump of clay and make both a container for honorable things and a container for trash?

η
G2228
or-else
ουκ
G3756
not
εχει
G2192
has
εξουσιαν
G1849
jurisdiction

G3588
the
κεραμευς
G2763
potter
του
G3588
[of]-the
πηλου
G4081
[of]-clay
εκ
G1537
out
του
G3588
[of]-the
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
φυραματος
G5445
[of]-lump-of-dough
ποιησαι
G4160
to-do

G3588
the
μεν
G3303
in-fact
εις
G1519
into
τιμην
G5092
worth
σκευος
G4632
jar

G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
εις
G1519
into
ατιμιαν
G819
worthlessness

9:22 Suppose God wanted to display his rage and make his power known. By patiently carrying the “trash bins” that are designed for destruction,

ει.
G1487
if
δε
G1161
yet
θελων
G2309
choosing

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
ενδειξασθαι
G1731
to-cause
την
G3588
the
οργην
G3709
rage
και
G2532
and
γνωρισαι
G1107
to-make-known
το
G3588
the
δυνατον
G1415
able
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
ηνεγκεν
G5342
carried
εν
G1722
in
πολλη
G4183
many
μακροθυμια
G3115
great-patience
σκευη
G4632
jars
οργης
G3709
[of]-anger
κατηρτισμενα
G2675
having-been-fully-equipped
εις
G1519
into
απωλειαν
G684
devastation

9:23 he also demonstrated the riches of his majesty on the containers of his compassion that were prepared for honor—

και
G2532
and
ἱνα
G2443
that
γνωριση
G1107
should-be-making-known
τον
G3588
the
πλουτον
G4149
wealth
της
G3588
[of]-the
δοξης
G1391
[of]-honor
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
επι
G1909
on
σκευη
G4632
jars
ελεους
G1656
[of]-compassion

G3739
which
προητοιμασεν
G4282
prepared-beforehand
εις
G1519
into
δοξαν
G1391
honor

9:24 us, whom he called not only out of the Judeans but also out of the non-Judeans.

οὑς
G3739
those-whom
και
G2532
and
εκαλεσεν
G2564
called
ἡμας
G2248
us
ου
G3756
not
μονον
G3440
only
εξ
G1537
out
ιουδαιων
G2453
[of]-Judeans
αλλα
G235
but
και
G2532
and
εξ
G1537
out
εθνων
G1484
[of]-nations

9:25 In Hosea he says, “I will call those who were not my people, My People, and she who was unloved, My Dear,”

ὡς
G5613
as
και
G2532
and
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
ὡσηε
G5617
Hosea
λεγειν
G3004
to-say
καλεσω
G2564
I-shall-call
τον
G3588
the
ου
G3756
not
λαον
G2992
people
μου
G3450
[of]-me
λαον
G2992
people
μου
G3450
[of]-me
και
G2532
and
την
G3588
the
ουκ
G3756
not
ηγαπημενην
G25
having-been-loved
ηγαπημενην
G25
having-been-loved

9:26 and, “It will happen in the place where it was declared to them ‘You are not my people’; there they will be called children of the living God.”

και
G2532
and
εσται
G2071
shall-be
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
τοπω
G5117
[to]-place
οὑ
G3739
[of]-whom
ερρεθη
G4483
was-uttered
αυτοις
G846
[to]-them
ου
G3756
not
λαος
G2992
people
μου
G3450
[of]-me
ὑμεις
G5210
yous
εκει
G1563
there
κληθησονται
G2564
they-shall-be-called
υἱοι
G5207
sons
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
ζωντος
G2198
[of]-living

9:27 Now Isaiah cries over Israel, “Though the people of Israel are as uncountable as the grains of sand, only a small number will be saved.

ησαϊας
G2268
Isaiah
δε
G1161
yet
κραζει
G2896
is-shouting
ὑπερ
G5228
over
του
G3588
[of]-the
ισραηλ
G2474
Israel
εαν
G1437
if-ever
η
G2228
or-else

G3588
the
αριθμος
G706
number
των
G3588
[of]-the
υἱων
G5207
[of]-sons
ισραηλ
G2474
Israel
ὡς
G5613
as

G3588
the
αμμος
G285
sand
της
G3588
[of]-the
θαλασσης
G2281
[of]-sea
το
G3588
the
καταλειμμα
G2640
remainder
σωθησεται
G4982
shall-be-saved

9:28 For the Master’s word will bring the earth to a definite end.”

λογον
G3056
saying
γαρ
G1063
because
συντελων
G4931
concluding
και
G2532
and
συντεμνων
G4932
cutting-short
ποιησει
G4160
shall-be-doing
κυριος
G2962
master
επι
G1909
on
της
G3588
[of]-the
γης
G1093
[of]-earth

9:29 And according to what Isaiah declared earlier, “If the Master of Armies hadn’t preserved a small number of us, we would have become Sodom; we would have been compared to Gomorrah.”

και
G2532
and
καθως
G2531
according-to
προειρηκεν
G4280
has-already-said
ησαϊας
G2268
Isaiah
ει.
G1487
if
μη
G3361
not
κυριος
G2962
master
σαβαωθ
G4519
Sabaoth
εγκατελιπεν
G1459
deserted
ἡμιν
G2254
[to]-us
σπερμα
G4690
seed
ὡς
G5613
as
σοδομα
G4670
Sodom
αν
G302
ever
εγενηθημεν
G1096
we-had-come-to-be
και
G2532
and
ὡς
G5613
as
γομορρα
G1116
Gomorrah
αν
G302
ever
ὡμοιωθημεν
G3666
we-were-compared-with

9:30 So what are we saying? That the non-Judeans, who were not seeking justice, obtained it by means of faith.

τι
G5101
what
ουν
G3767
then
ερουμεν
G2046
we-shall-ask
ὁτι
G3754
since
εθνη
G1484
nations
τα
G3588
the
μη
G3361
not
διωκοντα
G1377
pursuing
δικαιοσυνην
G1343
justice
κατελαβεν
G2638
suppressed
δικαιοσυνην
G1343
justice
δικαιοσυνην
G1343
justice
δε
G1161
yet
την
G3588
the
εκ
G1537
out
πιστεως
G4102
[of]-trust

9:31 Yet Israel, who sought a just law, did not obtain it.

ισραηλ
G2474
Israel
δε
G1161
yet
διωκων
G1377
pursuing
νομον
G3551
law
δικαιοσυνης
G1343
[of]-justice
εις
G1519
into
νομον
G3551
law
ουκ
G3756
not
εφθασεν
G5348
hyperextended

9:32 Why? Because they pursued it out of works and not faith; they stumbled over the Stumbling Stone,

δια
G1223
through
τι
G5101
what
ὁτι
G3754
since
ουκ
G3756
not
εκ
G1537
out
πιστεως
G4102
[of]-trust
αλλ᾽
G235
but
ὡς
G5613
as
εξ
G1537
out
εργων
G2041
[of]-actions
προσεκοψαν
G4350
they-struck-at
τω
G3588
[to]-the
λιθω
G3037
[to]-stone
του
G3588
[of]-the
προσκομματος
G4348
[of]-stumbling-block

9:33 just as it is written: “Look, I am laying down a stumbling stone in Zion, and a Rock that trips people, but the one who puts their trust in him will not be embarrassed.”

καθως
G2531
according-to
γεγραπται
G1125
it-has-been-written
ιδου
G2400
look!
τιθημι
G5087
I-am-placing
εν
G1722
in
σιων
G4622
Zion
λιθον
G3037
stone
προσκομματος
G4348
[of]-stumbling-block
και
G2532
and
πετραν
G4073
rock
σκανδαλου
G4625
[of]-trap
και
G2532
and

G3588
the
πιστευων
G4100
trusting
επ᾽
G1909
on
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
ου
G3756
not
καταισχυνθησεται
G2617
shall-be-shamed