9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
9:1 I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit,

9:2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
9:2 that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart.

9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
9:3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh,

9:4 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;
9:4 who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises;

9:5 Whose [are] the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ [came], who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
9:5 of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.

9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they [are] not all Israel, which are of Israel:
9:6 But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel,

9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, [are they] all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
9:7 nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, "In Isaac your seed shall be called."

9:8 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.
9:8 That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.

9:9 For this [is] the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.
9:9 For this is the word of promise: "At this time I will come and Sarah shall have a son."

9:10 And not only [this]; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, [even] by our father Isaac;
9:10 And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one man, even by our father Isaac

9:11 (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;)
9:11 (for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls),

9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
9:12 it was said to her, "The older shall serve the younger."

9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
9:13 As it is written, "Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated."

9:14 What shall we say then? [Is there] unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not!

9:15 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.
9:15 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."

9:16 So then [it is] not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
9:16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.

9:17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, 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.
9:17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth."

9:18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will [have mercy], and whom he will he hardeneth.
9:18 Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens.

9:19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
9:19 You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?"

9:20 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?
9:20 But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, "Why have you made me like this?"

9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
9:21 Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?

9:22 [What] if God, willing to shew [his] wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
9:22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,

9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
9:23 and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory,

9:24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
9:24 even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

9:25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
9:25 As He says also in Hosea: "I will call them My people, who were not My people, And her beloved, who was not beloved."

9:26 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.
9:26 "And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, 'You are not My people,' There they shall be called sons of the living God."

9:27 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:
9:27 Isaiah also cries out concerning Israel: "Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, The remnant will be saved.

9:28 For he will finish the work, and cut [it] short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
9:28 For He will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness, Because the LORD will make a short work upon the earth."

9:29 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.
9:29 And as Isaiah said before: "Unless the LORD of Sabaoth had left us a seed, We would have become like Sodom, And we would have been made like Gomorrah."

9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
9:30 What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness of faith;

9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
9:31 but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.

9:32 Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
9:32 Why? Because they did not seek it 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, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
9:33 As it is written: "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense, And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame."