2. Of God's Mercy
14 What then shall we say? Is there unrighteousness with God? Absolutely not!
15 For to Moses He says, 1a"I will have 2bmercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have 2ccompassion on whomever I will have compassion.''
16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.
17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, a"For this very thing I have raised you up, that I might show in you My power, and that My name might be proclaimed in all the earth.''
18 So then He has mercy on whom He wills, and He hardens whom He wills.