Romans 9:16
Good News Translation
So then, everything depends, not on what we humans want or do, but only on God's mercy.

Contemporary English Version
Everything then depends on God's mercy and not on what people want or do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

Romans 9:11 For when the children were not yet born, nor had done any good or evil (that the purpose of God according to election might stand):

Genesis 27:1-4,9-14 Now Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, and he could not see: and he called Esau, his elder son, and said to him: My son? And he answered: Here I am. . . .

Psalm 110:3 With thee is the principality in the day of thy strength: in the brightness of the saints: from the womb before the day star I begot thee.

Isaiah 65:1 They have sought me that before asked not for me, they have found me that sought me not. I said: Behold me, behold me, to a nation that did not call upon my name.

Matthew 11:25,26 At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones. . . .

Luke 10:21 In that same hour, he rejoiced in the Holy Ghost and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hidden these things from the wise and prudent and hast revealed them to little ones. Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight.

John 1:12,13 But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name. . . .

John 3:8 The Spirit breatheth where he will and thou hearest his voice: but thou knowest not whence he cometh and whither he goeth. So is every one that is born of the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:26-31 For see your vocation, brethren, that there are not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble. . . .

Ephesians 2:4,5 But God (who is rich in mercy) for his exceeding charity wherewith he loved us . . .

Philippians 2:13 For it is God who worketh in you, both to will and to accomplish, according to his good will.

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 0 . . .

Titus 3:3-5 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. . . .

James 1:18 For of his own will hath he begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be some beginning of his creature.

1 Peter 2:9,10 But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: . . .

Context
God's Sovereign Choice
15For he saith to Moses: I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy. And I will shew mercy to whom I will shew mercy. 16So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. 17For the scripture saith to Pharao: To this purpose have I raised thee, that I may shew my power in thee and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:8
Again the devil took him up into a very high mountain, and shewed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them,

Matthew 11:27
All things are delivered to me by my Father. And no one knoweth the Son but the Father: neither doth any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom it shall please the Son to reveal him.

Galatians 2:2
And I went up according to revelation and communicated to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles: but apart to them who seemed to be some thing: lest perhaps I should run or had run in vain.

Ephesians 2:8
For by grace you are saved through faith: and that not of yourselves, for it is the gift of God.

Additional Translations
So then, it does not depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.

So then, it is not of the willing, nor of the running, but of God showing mercy.

So then it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy.

So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that hath mercy.

So then [it is] not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shews mercy.

So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that hath mercy.

So then, it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy.

And from this we learn that everything is dependent not on man's will or endeavour, but upon God who has mercy. For the Scripture said to Pharaoh,

So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy.

so, then -- not of him who is willing, nor of him who is running, but of God who is doing kindness:
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