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14 What shall we say then ? Is there? unrighteousness with God? God forbid,

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.

16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy.11

17 For the Scripture saith unto Pharaoh, • Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might show my power in thee, and

11 God having mercy. Wi. I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilder

Mat. x. 37: He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. LUKE, xiv. 26 : If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. John, xii. 25: He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

2 Deut. xxxii. 4: All his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

2 CHR. xix. 7: There is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts. Job, viii. 3: Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice ? do. xxxiv. 10 : Far be it from God that he should do wickedness, and from the Almighty that he should commit iniquity. Ps. xcii. 15: There is no unrighteousness in him.

a Exod. xxxiii. 19 : I will make all my goodness to 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 show mercy on whom I will show mercy.

GAL. iii. 8, 22 : The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the Gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. The Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Exod. ix. 16: In very deed for this cause have I raised thee up,

for to show in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

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that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy,

and whom he will he hardeneth. 19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For d who hath resisted his will ? 12

20 Nay but, О man, who art thou that repliest against God ?13 Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus ?

21 'Hath not the potter power over the clay, 12 counsel, or decree. Br. 13 answerest again, or disputest with God. JOB, xxxiii. 13. A. V.

d 2 Chr. xx. 6: And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest thou not over all the kingdoms of the heathen ? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee? JOB, ix. 12: Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him ? who will say unto him, What doest thou ? do. xxiii. 13: But he is in one mind, and who can turn him ? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth. do. xxxiii. 13: Why dost thou strive against him ? for he giveth not account of any of his matters. Dan. iv. 35: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing : and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth : and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou ?

e Isa. xxix. 16: Shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding ? do. xlv. 9 : Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker ! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? do. lxiv. 8: But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

f Pro. xvi. 4: The LORD hath made all things for himself : yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Jer. xviii. 6:0 house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in my hand, O house of Israel. Wisd. xv. 7: The potter, tempering soft earth, fashioneth every vessel with much labour for our service : yea, of the same clay he maketh both the

6 °Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they Pare not all Israel, which are of Israel :

7 9 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all * children: but, In • Isaac shall thy seed be called.

6 But it is not possible that. Ham. 8the seed be called to thee. Ham.

should have miscarried. Ham.

THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. John, i. 1: The Word was God. Acts, x. 36 : Preaching peace by Jesus Christ: he is Lord of all. do. xx. 28: Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock-to feed the Church of God. Rom. x. 12, 13: The same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Heb. i. 8: Unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever. 1 John, v. 20 : And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

• Isa. lv. 11: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth : it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. See on Rom. iii. 3.

p Rom. iv. 12, 16: The father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all. See on Rom. ii. 28, 29.

4 Gal. iv. 23 : He who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.

John, viii. 37, 39: I know that ye are Abraham's seed. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

s Gen. xxi. 10, 12: Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. Heb. xi. 18: Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

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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 For this is the word of promise, “At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.

10 And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father

Isaac;

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 whim that calleth ;)

12 It was said unto her, *The elder' shall serve the younger.10

13 As it is written, y Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

o the greater. A. V. 10 the lesser. A. V. Gal. iv. 28: Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.

u Gen. xviii. 10, 14: And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life ; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

"Gen. xxv. 21 : And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren : and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

w Rom. iv. 17 : God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. do. viii. 28.

* GEN. xxv. 23: The LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels ; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. 2 Sam. viii. 14: And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants.

y Deut. xxi. 15 : If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated ; and if the firstborn son be her's that was hated. PRO. xiii. 24 : He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. Mal. i. 2,3 :

14 What shall we say then? Is there ”unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

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.

16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth

mercy: 11

ness.

17 For the Scripture saith unto Pharaoh, • Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might show my power in thee, and

11 God having mercy. Wi. I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilder

Mat. x. 37: He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. LUKE, xiv. 26 : If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. John, xii. 25 : He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

2 Deut. xxxii. 4: All his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. 2 CHR. xix. 7: There is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts. JOB, viii. 3: Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice ? do. xxxiv. 10 : Far be it from God that he should do wickedness, and from the Almighty that he should commit iniquity. Ps. xcii. 15 : There is no unrighteousness in him.

a Exod. xxxij. 19 : I will make all my goodness to 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 show mercy on whom I will show mercy.

Gal. iii. 8, 22 : The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the Gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. The Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Exod. ix. 16: In very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to show in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

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