New Living Translation
Are we saying, then, that God was unfair? Of course not!
King James Bible
What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
Darby Bible Translation
What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Far be the thought.
World English Bible
What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? May it never be!
Young's Literal Translation
What, then, shall we say? unrighteousness is with God? let it not be!
Romans 9:14 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:14 Is there injustice with God - Is it unjust in God to give Jacob the blessing rather than Esau? or to accept believers, and them only. God forbid - In no wise. This is well consistent with justice; for he has a right to fix the terms on which he will show mercy, according to his declaration to Moses, petitioning for all the people, after they had committed idolatry with the golden calf. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy - According to the terms I myself have fixed. And I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion - Namely, on those only who submit to my terms, who accept of it in the way that I have appointed.
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"Therefore hath He mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom He will He hardeneth."--Rom. ix. 18. The idea of hardening is so awful that, with all its unsanctified pity and natural religion, the human heart rejects it as a horrible thought. Natural compassion can not bear the idea that a fellow man, instigated to evil by it, should forever ruin himself. And natural religion can not conceive of a God who, instead of persuading His creature to virtue, should give him up and incite him to sin. This …
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Fear the LORD and judge with integrity, for the LORD our God does not tolerate perverted justice, partiality, or the taking of bribes."
"Listen to me, you who have understanding. Everyone knows that God doesn't sin! The Almighty can do no wrong.
They will declare, "The LORD is just! He is my rock! There is no evil in him!"
"I'll tell you--he will come and kill those farmers and lease the vineyard to others." "How terrible that such a thing should ever happen," his listeners protested.
For God does not show favoritism.
"But," some might say, "our sinfulness serves a good purpose, for it helps people see how righteous God is. Isn't it unfair, then, for him to punish us?" (This is merely a human point of view.)
What does all this mean? Even though the Gentiles were not trying to follow God's standards, they were made right with God. And it was by faith that this took place.
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