New Living Translation
Well then, you might say, "Why does God blame people for not responding? Haven't they simply done what he makes them do?"
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?'
Romans 9:19 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:19 Why doth he still find fault - The particle still is strongly expressive of the objector's sour, morose murmuring. For who hath resisted his will - The word his likewise expresses his surliness and aversion to God, whom he does not even deign to name.
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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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2 Chronicles 20:6
He prayed, "O LORD, God of our ancestors, you alone are the God who is in heaven. You are ruler of all the kingdoms of the earth. You are powerful and mighty; no one can stand against you!
If he snatches someone in death, who can stop him? Who dares to ask, 'What are you doing?'
How foolish can you be? He is the Potter, and he is certainly greater than you, the clay! Should the created thing say of the one who made it, "He didn't make me"? Does a jar ever say, "The potter who made me is stupid"?
All the people of the earth are nothing compared to him. He does as he pleases among the angels of heaven and among the people of the earth. No one can stop him or say to him, 'What do you mean by doing these things?'
"But," someone might still argue, "how can God condemn me as a sinner if my dishonesty highlights his truthfulness and brings him more glory?"
"Well," you may say, "those branches were broken off to make room for me."
1 Corinthians 15:35
But someone may ask, "How will the dead be raised? What kind of bodies will they have?"
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