Romans 9:14

“What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What shall we say then? Is there vnrighteousnes with God? God forbid.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What shall we say then? There is no injustice with God, is there? May it never be!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
- American Standard Version (1901)

What may we say then? is God not upright? let it not be said.
- Basic English Bible

What shall we say then? [Is there] unrighteousness with God? Far be the thought.
- Darby Bible

What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? By no means.
- Webster's Bible

What then are we to infer? That there is injustice in God?
- Weymouth Bible

What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? May it never be!
- World English Bible

What therfor schulen we seie? Whether wickidnesse be anentis God?
- Wycliffe Bible

What, then, shall we say? unrighteousness [is] with God? let it not be!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 9:14


9:14 Is there injustice with God - Is it unjust in God to give Jacob the blessing rather than Esau? or to accept believers, and them only. God forbid - In no wise. This is well consistent with justice; for he has a right to fix the terms on which he will show mercy, according to his declaration to Moses, petitioning for all the people, after they had committed idolatry with the golden calf. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy - According to the terms I myself have fixed. And I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion - Namely, on those only who submit to my terms, who accept of it in the way that I have appointed.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 9:14


Ro 9:14 [Is there] unrighteousness with God? Does not this liberty of God, in his election of races, do violence to his justice? Is it not unjust that God should choose one nation and reject another? The answer to this is now given. Paul shows that the Scriptures recognize this liberty, and these Scriptures, reverenced by the Jewish objector to whom he is writing, would not assign injustice to God. The argument is wholly scriptural.

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