New International Version
What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all!
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!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
What shall we say then? - To what conclusion shall we come on the facts before us? Shall we suggest that God's bestowing peculiar privileges in this unequal manner, on those who otherwise are in equal circumstances, is inconsistent with justice and equity? By no means. Whatever God does is right, and he may dispense his blessings to whom and or what terms he pleases.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryApril 1. "Vessels of Mercy which He had Afore Prepared unto Glory" (Rom. Ix. 23).
"Vessels of mercy which he had afore prepared unto glory" (Rom. ix. 23). Our Father is fitting us for eternity. A vessel fitted for the kitchen will find itself in the kitchen. A vessel for the art gallery or the reception room will generally find itself there at last. What are you getting fitted for? To be a slop-pail to hold all the stuff that people pour into your ears, or a vase to hold sweet fragrance and flowers for the King's palace and a harp of many strings that sounds the melodies and harmonies …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Concerning God's Purpose
Letter Lxxxv. To Paulinus.
2 Chronicles 19:7
Now let the fear of the LORD be on you. Judge carefully, for with the LORD our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery."
"So listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do evil, from the Almighty to do wrong.
proclaiming, "The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him."
He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "God forbid!"
For God does not show favoritism.
But if our unrighteousness brings out God's righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us? (I am using a human argument.)
What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;
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