New International Version
One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?"
King James Bible
Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
Darby Bible Translation
Thou wilt say to me then, Why does he yet find fault? for who resists his purpose?
World English Bible
You will say then to me, "Why does he still find fault? For who withstands his will?"
Young's Literal Translation
Thou wilt say, then, to me, 'Why yet doth He find fault? for His counsel who hath resisted?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Why doth he yet find fault? - The apostle here introduces the Jew making an objection similar to that in Romans 3:7 : If the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory, that is, if God's faithfulness is glorified by my wickedness, why yet am I also judged as a sinner? Why am I condemned for that which brings so much glory to him? The question here is: If God's glory be so highly promoted and manifested by our obstinacy, and he suffers us to proceed in our hardness and infidelity, why does he find fault with us, or punish us for that which is according to his good pleasure?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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 20:6
and said: "LORD, the God of our ancestors, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you.
If he snatches away, who can stop him? Who can say to him, 'What are you doing?'
You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, "You did not make me"? Can the pot say to the potter, "You know nothing"?
All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: "What have you done?"
Someone might argue, "If my falsehood enhances God's truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?"
You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
1 Corinthians 15:35
But someone will ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?"
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