Romans 9:15
New International Version
For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”

New Living Translation
For God said to Moses, “I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.”

English Standard Version
For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”

Berean Study Bible
For He says to Moses: “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”

Berean Literal Bible
For He says to Moses: "I will show mercy to whom I may show mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I may have compassion."

King James Bible
For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

New King James Version
For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.”

New American Standard Bible
For He says to Moses, “I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOMEVER I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL SHOW COMPASSION TO WHOMEVER I SHOW COMPASSION.”

NASB 1995
For He says to Moses, “I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION.”

NASB 1977
For He says to Moses, “I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION.”

Amplified Bible
For He says to Moses, “I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOMEVER I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOMEVER I HAVE COMPASSION.”

Christian Standard Bible
For he tells Moses, I will show mercy to whom I will show mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For He tells Moses: I will show mercy to whom I will show mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

American Standard Version
For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, he said also to Moses, “I shall show love on whomever I love, and I shall take pity on whomever I pity.”

Contemporary English Version
The Lord told Moses that he has pity and mercy on anyone he wants to.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For 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.

English Revised Version
For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.

Good News Translation
For he said to Moses, "I will have mercy on anyone I wish; I will take pity on anyone I wish."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For example, God said to Moses, "I will be kind to anyone I want to. I will be merciful to anyone I want to."

International Standard Version
For he says to Moses, "I will be merciful to the person I want to be merciful to, and I will be kind to the person I want to be kind to."

Literal Standard Version
For to Moses He says, “I will do kindness to whom I do kindness, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion”;

NET Bible
For he says to Moses: "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."

New Heart English Bible
For he said to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."

Weymouth New Testament
No, indeed; the solution is found in His words to Moses, "Wherever I show mercy it shall be nothing but mercy, and wherever I show compassion it shall be simply compassion."

World English Bible
For he said to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."

Young's Literal Translation
for to Moses He saith, 'I will do kindness to whom I do kindness, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Sovereign Choice
14What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Certainly not! 15For He says to Moses: “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” 16So then, it does not depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.…

Cross References
Exodus 33:19
"I will cause all My goodness to pass before you," the LORD replied, "and I will proclaim My name--the LORD--in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."

Romans 9:16
So then, it does not depend on man's desire or effort, but on God's mercy.


Treasury of Scripture

For he said to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

I will have.

Romans 9:16,18,19
So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy…

Exodus 33:19
And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

Exodus 34:6,7
And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, …









(15) For he saith to Moses.--In the most characteristic period of the Old Testament the divine favour was promised in this way to Moses and denied to Pharaoh. The original of the first quotation has reference to the special revelation vouchsafed to Moses on Sinai, "I will show grace to whom I will show grace."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

He says
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

to
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Moses:
Μωϋσεῖ (Mōusei)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3475: Or Moses, or Mouses of Hebrew origin; Moseus, Moses, or Mouses, the Hebrew lawgiver.

“I will have mercy on
Ἐλεήσω (Eleēsō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1653: To pity, have mercy on. From eleos; to compassionate.

whom
ὃν (hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

I have mercy,
ἐλεῶ (eleō)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1653: To pity, have mercy on. From eleos; to compassionate.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

I will have compassion on
οἰκτιρήσω (oiktirēsō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 3627: To pity, have compassion on. Also prolonged oiktereo oyk-ter-eh'-o from oiktos; to exercise pity.

whom
ὃν (hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

I have compassion.”
οἰκτίρω (oiktirō)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 3627: To pity, have compassion on. Also prolonged oiktereo oyk-ter-eh'-o from oiktos; to exercise pity.


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