“For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”
King James Version (KJV)
9:15 #Ex 33:19|.
Ro 9:15 I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy. This is in answer to a request of Moses for a high privilege (Ex 33:19). The Lord grants it, not because he merits it, but of grace, because he "will be gracious to whom he willeth, and will have mercy where he will". The passage, as applied by Paul, asserts that God favors nations according to his pleasure. He exercises free choice.