Romans 9:16

Greek/English Interlinear with Strongís Numbers

King James Version

So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
New King James Version

So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.
New American Standard Bible

So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.
New International Version

It does not, therefore, depend on manís desire or effort, but on Godís mercy.
The Amplified Bible

So then [Godís gift] is not a question of human will and human effort, but of Godís mercy. [It depends not on oneís own willingness nor on his strenuous exertion as in running a race, but on Godís having mercy on him.]
Wuestís Expanded Translation

Therefore, then, it [this being the recipient of Godís mercy] is not of the one who desires nor even runs, but of the One who is merciful, God.
Phillipsí Modern English

It is obviously not a question of human will or human effort, but of divine mercy.
Williamsí Language of the People

So oneís destiny does not depend on his own willing or strenuous actions but on Godís having mercy on him.
Rom. 9:15 π Rom. 9:17
Scriptures π Romans

See Also:

Writings on the Paidion Books Site
That Reference This Scripture

  1. Doing the Will of God - Neil Girrard
  2. Whose Slave Are You? - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format )
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