Romans 9:20

“Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Nay but O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, "Why did you make me like this, will it?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why didst thou make me thus?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But, O man, who are you, to make answer against God? May the thing which is made say to him who made it, Why did you make me so?
- Basic English Bible

Aye, but thou, O man, who art *thou* that answerest again to God? Shall the thing formed say to him that has formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
- Darby Bible

No, but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
- Webster's Bible

Nay, but who are you, a mere man, that you should cavil against GOD? Shall the thing moulded say to him who moulded it, "Why have you made me thus?"
- Weymouth Bible

But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed ask him who formed it, "Why did you make me like this?"
- World English Bible

O! man, who art thou, that answerist to God? Whether a maad thing seith to hym that made it, What hast thou maad me so?
- Wycliffe Bible

nay, but, O man, who art thou that art answering again to God? shall the thing formed say to Him who did form [it], Why me didst thou make thus?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 9:20


9:20 Nay, but who art thou, O man - Little, impotent, ignorant man. That repliest against God - That accusest God of injustice, for himself fixing the terms on which he will show mercy? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus - Why hast thou made me capable of honour and immortality, only by believing?


People's Bible Notes for Romans 9:20


Ro 9:20 Who art thou that repliest against God? Shall men charge God with injustice? We have no right to strive with our Maker. He has the right to declare his own conditions upon which he will have mercy.

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