Romans: Chapter 09

The Epistle to the Romans. The 9th Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
9:1 I say truth in Christ Jesus, I lie not, my conscience bearing witness to me in the Holy Ghost, I say the truth in Christ and lie not, in that whereof my conscience beareth me witness in the holy ghost, I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience bearing me witness in the holy Ghost, I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the holy Ghost,
9:2 for great heaviness is to me, and continual sorrow to my heart. that I have great heaviness, and continual sorrow in my heart. That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in mine heart. That I have great heaviness, and continual sorrow in my heart.
9:3 Forsooth I myself desired to be cursed from Christ for my brethren, that be my cousins after the flesh, For I have wished myself to be cursed from Christ for my brethren, which are my kinsmen as pertaining to the flesh. For I would wish myself to be separate from Christ, for my brethren that are my kinsmen according to the flesh, For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ, for my brethren my kinsmen according to the flesh:
9:4 that be Israelites; whose is adoption of sons, and glory, and testament, and giving of the law, and service, and promises; which are the israhelites, to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the testaments, and the ordinance of the law, and the service of God, and the promises, Which are the Israelites, to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the Covenants, and the giving of the Law, and the service of God, and the promises. Who are Israelites: to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the Law, and the service of God, and the promises:
9:5 whose be the fathers, and of whom is Christ after the flesh, that is God above all things, blessed into worlds. Amen. whose also are the fathers, and they of whom (as concerning the flesh) Christ came: which is God over all things blessed forever Amen. Of whom are the fathers, and of whom concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is God over all blessed for ever, Amen. Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever, Amen.
9:6 Soothly not that the word of God hath fallen down. For not all that be of Israel, these be Israelites. I speak not these things as though the words of God took none effect. For they are not all israhelites which came of Israhel, Notwithstanding it cannot be that the word of God should take none effect: for all they are not Israel, which are of Israel: Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel which are of Israel:
9:7 Neither they that be the seed of Abraham, all be sons; but in Isaac the seed shall be called to thee; Neither are they all children straightway because they are the seed of Abraham: But in Isaac shall thy seed be called, Neither are they all children, because they are the seed of Abraham: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called: Neither because they are the seed of Abraham are they all children: but in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
9:8 that is to say, not they that be sons of the flesh, be sons of God, but they that be sons of the promise be deemed in the seed. that is to say, They which are the children of the flesh, are not the children of God. But the children of promise are counted the seed. That is, they which are the children of the flesh, are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
9:9 For why this is the word of promise, After this time I shall come, and a son shall be to Sarah. For this is a word of promise, about this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son. For this is a word of promise, In this same time will I come, and Sara shall have a son. For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.
9:10 Forsooth not only she, but and Rebecca, of one lying-by, having two sons of Isaac, our father. Neither was it so with her only: but also when Rebecca was with child by one, I mean by our father Isaac, Neither he only felt this, but also Rebecca when she had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac. And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac,
9:11 And when they were not yet born, neither had done any thing of good or evil, that the purpose of God should dwell after election, not of works, but of God calling, ere the children were born, when they had neither done good neither bad (that the purpose of God which is by election, might stand) it was said unto her, not by the reason of works, but by grace of the caller, For ere the children were born, & when they had neither done good, nor evil (that the purpose of God might remain according to election not by works, but by him that calleth) (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth.)
9:12 it is said to her, For the more shall serve to the less, the elder shall serve the younger. It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
9:13 as it is written, I loved Jacob, forsooth Esau I had in hate. As it is written: Jacob he loved, but Esau he hated. As it is written, I have loved Jacob, & have hated Esau. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
9:14 What therefore shall we say? Whether wickedness be with God? Far be it. What shall we say then? is there any unrightwiseness with god? God forbid. What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
9:15 For he saith to Moses, I shall have mercy on whom I shall have mercy; and I shall give mercy on whom I shall have mercy. For he saith to Moses: I will shew mercy to whom I shew mercy: And will have compassion on whom I have compassion. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on him, to whom I will shew mercy: and will have compassion on him, on whom I will have compassion. 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.
9:16 Therefore it is not neither of a man willing, neither running, but of God having mercy. So lieth it not then in a man’s will, or running, but in the mercy of God. So then it is not in him that willeth, nor in him that runneth, but in God that sheweth mercy. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
9:17 Forsooth the scripture saith to Pharao, For to this thing I have stirred thee, that I shew in thee my virtue, and that my name be told in all the earth. For the scripture saith unto Pharao: Even for this same purpose have I stirred thee up, to shew my power on thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the world. For the Scripture saith unto Pharao, For this same purpose have I stirred thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my Name might be declared throughout all the earth. For the Scripture saith unto Pharao, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my Name might be declared throughout all the earth.
9:18 Therefore of whom God will, he hath mercy; and whom he will, he endureth. So hath he mercy on whom he will. And whom he will he maketh hard hearted. Therefore he hath mercy on whom he will, & whom he will, he hardeneth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will, he hardeneth.
9:19 Then sayest thou to me, What thing is yet sought? for who withstandeth his will? Thou wilt say then unto me: why then blameth he us yet? For who can resist his will? Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet complain? for who hath resisted his will? Thou wilt say then unto me; Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
9:20 O! man, who art thou, that answerest to God? Whether a made thing saith to him that made it, What hast thou made me so? But o man what art thou, which disputest with God? shall the work say to the workman: why hast thou made me on this fashion? But, o man, who art thou which pleadest against God? shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Nay but O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
9:21 Whether a potter of clay hath not power of the same gobbet to make soothly one vessel into honour, another forsooth into despite? Hath not the potter power over the clay, even of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? Hath not the potter power of the clay to make of the same lump one vessel to honour, and another unto dishonour? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump, to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
9:22 That if God willing to shew wrath, and to make his power known, sustained in great patience the vessels of wrath able into perdition, Even so, God willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, suffered with long patience the vessels of wrath, ordained to damnation, What and if God would, to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, suffer with long patience the vessels of wrath, prepared to destruction? What if God, willing to shew his wrath, & to make his power known, endured with much long suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
9:23 that he should shew the riches of his glory into vessels of mercy, which he made ready into glory. that he might declare the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had prepared unto glory: And that he might declare the riches of his glory upon the vessels of mercy, which he hath prepared unto glory? And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory?
9:24 Which also he called us, not only of the Jews, but also of heathen men, that is to say, us which he called, not of the jews only, but also of the gentiles. Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles, Even us whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles.
9:25 as he saith in Osee, I shall call not my people my people, and not my loved my loved, and not having mercy having mercy; As he saith in Osee: I will call them my people which were not my people: and her beloved which was not beloved. As he saith also in Osee, I will call them, My people, which were not my people: & her, Beloved, which was not beloved. As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people: and her, beloved, which was not beloved.
9:26 and it shall be in the place, where it is said to them, Not ye my people, there they shall be called the sons of living God. And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said unto them: Ye are not my people, that there shall be called the sons of the living God. And it shall be in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, that there they shall be called, The children of the living God. And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there shall they be called the children of the living God.
9:27 Forsooth Esaias crieth for Israel, If the number of children of Israel shall be as the gravel of the sea, the reliefs shall be made safe. But Esaias crieth for Israhel, though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet shall a remnant be saved. Also Esaias crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel were as the sand of the sea, yet shall but a remnant be saved. Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved.
9:28 Forsooth a word making an end, and abridging in equity, for the Lord shall make a word abridged upon earth. He finisheth the word verily and maketh it short in rightwiseness. For a short word will god make on earth For he will make his account, & gather it into a short sum with righteousness: for the Lord will make a short count in the earth. For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
9:29 And as Esaias before-said, But God of hosts had left to us seed, we had been made as Sodom, and we had been like as Gomorrha. And as Esaias said before: Except the lord of sabaoth had left us seed, we had been made as Zodoma, and had been likened to Gomorra. And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of hosts had left us a seed, we had been made as Sodom, and had been like to Gomorrha. And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
9:30 Therefore what shall we say? That heathen men that followed not rightwiseness, have caught rightwiseness, yea, the rightwiseness that is of faith. What shall we say then? we say that the gentiles which followed not rightwiseness, have overtaken rightwiseness I mean the rightwiseness which cometh of faith. What shall we say then? That the Gentiles which followed not righteousness, have attained unto righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. What shall we say then? That the Gentiles which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:
9:31 But Israel following the law of rightwiseness, came not perfectly into the law of rightwiseness. But Israel which followed the law of rightwiseness, could not attain unto the law of rightwiseness. But Israel which followed the Law of righteousness, could not attain unto the Law of righteousness. But Israel which followed after the Law of righteousness, hath not attained to the Law of righteousness.
9:32 Why? For not of faith, but as of works. Soothly they offended against the stone of offence, And wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith: but as it were by the works of the law. For they have stumbled at the stumbling stone. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the Law: for they have stumbled at the stumbling stone, Wherefore? because they sought it, not by faith, but as it were by the works of the Law: for they stumbled at that stumbling stone,
9:33 as it is written, Lo! I put a stone of spurning in Sion, and a stone of offence; and each that shall believe into it, shall not be confounded. As it is written Behold I put in sion a stumbling stone, and a rock which shall make men fall. and none that believe on him shall be ashamed. As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone, and a rock to make men fall: and every one that believeth in him, shall not be ashamed. As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone, and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him, shall not be ashamed.
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