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Romans 9:1-33

Paul’s Anguish Over Israel

1I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— 2I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, 4the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. 5Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised!9:5 Or Messiah, who is over all. God be forever praised! Or Messiah. God who is over all be forever praised! Amen.

God’s Sovereign Choice

6It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. 7Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”9:7 Gen. 21:12 8In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring. 9For this was how the promise was stated: “At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son.”9:9 Gen. 18:10,14

10Not only that, but Rebekah’s children were conceived at the same time by our father Isaac. 11Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: 12not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.”9:12 Gen. 25:23 13Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”9:13 Mal. 1:2,3

14What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! 15For he says to Moses,

“I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,

and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”9:15 Exodus 33:19

16It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. 17For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”9:17 Exodus 9:16 18Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.

19One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?” 20But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ ”9:20 Isaiah 29:16; 45:9 21Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?

22What if God, although choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction? 23What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory— 24even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles? 25As he says in Hosea:

“I will call them ‘my people’ who are not my people;

and I will call her ‘my loved one’ who is not my loved one,”9:25 Hosea 2:23

26and,

“In the very place where it was said to them,

‘You are not my people,’

there they will be called ‘children of the living God.’ ”9:26 Hosea 1:10

27Isaiah cries out concerning Israel:

“Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea,

only the remnant will be saved.

28For the Lord will carry out

his sentence on earth with speed and finality.”9:28 Isaiah 10:22,23 (see Septuagint)

29It is just as Isaiah said previously:

“Unless the Lord Almighty

had left us descendants,

we would have become like Sodom,

we would have been like Gomorrah.”9:29 Isaiah 1:9

Israel’s Unbelief

30What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; 31but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal. 32Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone. 33As it is written:

“See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes people to stumble

and a rock that makes them fall,

and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame.”9:33 Isaiah 8:14; 28:16

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Romu 9:1-33

Ọlọ́run yan Israẹli

1Òtítọ́ ni èmi ń sọ nínú Kristi, èmi kò ṣèké, ọkàn mi sì ń jẹ́ mi ní ẹ̀rí nínú Ẹ̀mí Mímọ́. 2Pé mo ní ìbìnújẹ́ púpọ̀, àti ìkáàánú ìgbà gbogbo ni ọkàn mi. 39.3: Ek 32.32.Nítorí mo fẹ́rẹ lè gbàdúrà pé kí èmi tìkára mi kúrò lọ́dọ̀ Kristi nítorí àwọn ará mi, àwọn ìbátan mi nípa ti ara. 49.4: Ro 3.2; 8.15.Àwọn ẹni tí i ṣe Israẹli; tí àwọn ẹni tí ìsọdọmọ í ṣe, àti ògo, àti májẹ̀mú, àti ìfúnilófin, àti ìsìn Ọlọ́run, àti àwọn ìlérí. 5Tí ẹni tí àwọn Baba í ṣe, àti láti ọ̀dọ̀ àwọn ẹni tí Kristi ti wá nípa ti ara, ẹni tí ó borí ohun gbogbo, Ọlọ́run olùbùkún láéláé. Àmín.

69.6: Ro 2.28-29.Ṣùgbọ́n kì í ṣe pé nítorí ọ̀rọ̀ Ọlọ́run di asán. Kì í sá í ṣe gbogbo àwọn tí ó ti inú Israẹli wá, àwọn ni Israẹli: 79.7: Gẹ 21.12; Hb 11.18.Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni kì í ṣe pé, nítorí wọ́n jẹ́ irú-ọmọ Abrahamu, gbogbo wọn ni ọmọ: Ní ọ̀nà mìíràn, “Nínú Isaaki ni a ó ti pe irú-ọmọ rẹ̀.” 89.8: Ga 3.29; 4.28.Èyí nì ni pé, kì í ṣe àwọn ọmọ nípa ti ara, ni ọmọ Ọlọ́run: ṣùgbọ́n àwọn ọmọ ìlérí ni a kà ní irú-ọmọ. 99.9: Gẹ 18.10.Nítorí ọ̀rọ̀ ìlérí ni èyí: “Ní ìwòyí àmọ́dún ni èmi yóò wá, Sara yóò sì ní ọmọ ọkùnrin.”

109.10: Gẹ 25.21.Kì í sì í ṣe kìkì èyí; Ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí Rebeka pẹ̀lú lóyún fún ẹnìkan, fún Isaaki baba wa. 11Nítorí nígbà tí kò tí ì bí àwọn ọmọ náà, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni wọn kò tí ì ṣe rere tàbí búburú—kí ìpinnu Ọlọ́run nípa ti ìyànfẹ́ kí ó lè dúró, 129.12: Gẹ 25.23.kì í ṣe nípa ti iṣẹ́, bí kò ṣe ti ẹni tí ń peni—a ti sọ fún un pé, “Ẹ̀gbọ́n ni yóò máa sin àbúrò.” 139.13: Ml 1.2-3.Gẹ́gẹ́ bí a ti kọ ọ́ pé: “Jakọbu ni mo fẹ́ràn, ṣùgbọ́n Esau ni mo kórìíra.”

149.14: 2Ki 19.7.Ǹjẹ́ àwa yóò ha ti wí? Àìṣòdodo ha wà lọ́dọ̀ Ọlọ́run bí? Kí a má ri! 159.15: Ek 33.19.Nítorí ó wí fún Mose pé,

“Èmi ó ṣàánú fún ẹni tí èmi yóò ṣàánú fún,

èmi yóò sì ṣe ìyọ́nú fún ẹni tí èmi yóò ṣe ìyọ́nú fún.”

16Ǹjẹ́ bẹ́ẹ̀ ni kì í ṣe ti ẹni tí ó fẹ́, kì í sì í ṣe ti ẹni tí ń sáré, bí kò ṣe ti Ọlọ́run tí ń ṣàánú. 179.17: Ek 9.16.Nítorí ìwé mímọ́ wí fún Farao pé, “Nítorí èyí náà ni mo ṣe gbé ọ dìde, kí èmi kí ó le fi agbára mi hàn lára rẹ, àti kí a bá à le máa ròyìn orúkọ mi ká gbogbo ayé.” 189.18: Ro 11.7.Nítorí náà ni ó ṣe ń ṣàánú fún ẹni tí ó wù ú, ẹni tí ó wù ú a sì mú ní ọkàn le.

19Ìwọ ó sì wí fún mi pé, “Kín ni ó ha tún bá ni wí sí? Nítorí ta ni ó ń de ìfẹ́ rẹ lọ́nà?” 209.20: Isa 29.16; 45.9.Bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́, ìwọ ènìyàn, tà ni ìwọ tí ń dá Ọlọ́run lóhùn? “Ohun tí a mọ, a ha máa wí fún ẹni tí ó mọ ọ́n pé, ‘Èéṣe tí ìwọ fi mọ mi báyìí?’ ” 219.21: 2Tm 2.20.Amọ̀kòkò kò ha ni agbára lórí amọ̀, nínú ìṣù kan náà láti ṣe apá kan nínú ohun èlò sí ọlá, àti apá kan nínú ohun èlò sí àìlọ́lá?

229.22: Òw 16.4.Ǹjẹ́ bí Ọlọ́run bá fẹ́ fi ìbínú rẹ̀ hàn ńkọ́? Tí ó sì fẹ́ sọ agbára rẹ̀ di mí mọ̀, tí ó sì mú sùúrù púpọ̀ fún àwọn ohun èlò ìbínú tí a ṣe fún ìparun; 239.23: Ro 8.29.Àti kí ó lè sọ ọ̀rọ̀ ògo rẹ̀ di mí mọ̀ lára àwọn ohun èlò àánú tí ó ti pèsè ṣáájú fún ògo, 249.24: Ro 3.29.Àní àwa, tí ó ti pè, kì í ṣe nínú àwọn Júù nìkan, ṣùgbọ́n nínú àwọn Kèfèrí pẹ̀lú? 259.25: Ho 2.23; 1Pt 2.10.Bí ó ti wí pẹ̀lú ní Hosea pé,

“Èmi ó pe àwọn tí kì í ṣe ènìyàn mi, ní ènìyàn mi,

àti ẹni tí kí í ṣe àyànfẹ́ ní àyànfẹ́.”

269.26: Ho 1.10.Yóò sì ṣe,

“Ní ibi ti a gbé ti sọ fún wọn pé,

‘ẹ̀yin kì í ṣe ènìyàn mi,’

níbẹ̀ ni a ó gbé pè wọ́n ní ‘ọmọ Ọlọ́run alààyè.’ ”

279.27: Isa 10.22-23; Gẹ 22.17; Ho 1.10; Ro 11.5; 2Ọb 19.4; Isa 11.11.Isaiah sì kígbe nítorí Israẹli pé:

“Bí iye àwọn ọmọ Israẹli bá rí bí iyanrìn Òkun,

apá kan ni ó gbàlà.

28Nítorí Olúwa yóò mú ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ̀ ṣẹ lórí ilẹ̀ ayé,

yóò parí rẹ̀, yóò sì ké e kúrò ní òdodo.”

299.29: Isa 1.9.Àti bí Isaiah ti wí tẹ́lẹ̀:

“Bí kò ṣe bí Olúwa àwọn Ọmọ-ogun

ti fi irú-ọmọ sílẹ̀ fún wa,

àwa ìbá ti dàbí Sodomu,

a bá sì ti sọ wá dàbí Gomorra.”

309.30: Ro 3.22; 10.6,20; Ga 2.16; 3.24; Fp 3.9; Hb 11.7.Ǹjẹ́ kí ni àwa ó ha wí? Pé àwọn Kèfèrí, tí kò lépa òdodo, ọwọ́ wọn tẹ òdodo, ṣùgbọ́n òdodo tí ó ti inú ìgbàlà wá ni. 319.31: Isa 51.1; Ro 10.2-3; 11.7.Ṣùgbọ́n Israẹli ti ń lépa òfin òdodo, ọwọ́ wọn kò tẹ òfin òdodo. 329.32: 1Pt 2.8.Nítorí kí ni? Nítorí wọn kò wá a nípa ìgbàgbọ́, ṣùgbọ́n bí ẹni pé nípa iṣẹ́ òfin. Nítorí wọn kọsẹ̀ lára òkúta ìkọ̀sẹ̀ ni; 339.33: Isa 28.16; Ro 10.11.Gẹ́gẹ́ bí a ti kọ ọ́ pé:

“Kíyèsi, mo gbé òkúta ìkọ̀sẹ̀ kalẹ̀ ní Sioni

àti àpáta tí ó mú wọn ṣubú,

ẹnikẹ́ni ti ó bá sì gbà a gbọ́, ojú kì yóò tì í.”