Romans 9:15

“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)

Other Translations

For hee saith to Moses, I will haue mercy on whom I wil haue mercie, and I will haue compassion on whom I will haue compassion.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For He says to Moses, "I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For he says to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and pity on whom I will have pity.
- Basic English Bible

For he says to Moses, I will shew mercy to whom I will shew mercy, and I will feel compassion for whom I will feel compassion.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

No, indeed; the solution is found in His words to Moses, "Wherever I show mercy it shall be nothing but mercy, and wherever I show compassion it shall be simply compassion."
- Weymouth Bible

For he said to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."
- World English Bible

God forbede. For he seith to Moyses, Y schal haue merci on whom Y haue merci; and Y schal yyue merci on whom Y schal haue merci.
- Wycliffe Bible

for to Moses He saith, `I will do kindness to whom I do kindness, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 9:15


9:15 #Ex 33:19|.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 9:15


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.

Discussion for Romans 9

  • Adewale Ebiesuwa
    It is by Election and Mercy from God not of works that you are choosen by him or receive good things
  • Wilda
    This is certainly not the first time I read this chapter, but as our living circumstances change so the word of God is recognized according to our needs. I find more so in recent times that I come to question the reckless speech, conduct and indulgence of persons who were raised having the privilege to attend Sunday School, people who have been taught the word of God as children.
  • Alex
    Just as isaac was the child of Promise under the old covenant, under the new covenant it THE HG. that is the child of Promise which is the N.B. IMMANUEL God with us,the multiplication of Abraham was just a metaphor for the multiplication of very God in humanity via the seed of the sower which is our new man, he is not born of the will of man nor of blood nor flesh but of the will of God th PROMISE
  • Alex
    Romans 9 tells us that ITS the children of Promise that are counted for the good seed, the children of the flesh are NOT the children of God, its the children of Promise that are THE good seed,which are them that are born of the SPIRIT,ETC the seed of Christ his seed being the WORD that is gonna be sown in us resulting in a birth of Christ in us, Immanuel GOD WITH US thus NEW INNERMAN th PROMISE
  • Edna
    Yes it was thru thy seed promised thru Abraham (Isaac) by faith not only to the Jews but also to the gentils not by the works of the law but thru faith
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Several key messages in this chapter- I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. It is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay make one vessel unto honour, another unto dishonour?

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