Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.

Holman Bible

So then it does not depend on human will or effort but on God who shows mercy.

International Standard Version

Therefore, God's choice does not depend on a person's will or effort, but on God himself, who shows mercy.

A Conservative Version

So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who is merciful.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

So then [God's gift] is not a question of human will and human effort, but of God's mercy. [It depends not on one's own willingness nor on his strenuous exertion as in running a race, but on God's having mercy on him.]

An Understandable Version

So then, it does not depend on what a person wants or does, but on God, who shows pity [i.e., to whomever He wants].

Anderson New Testament

Therefore, it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy.

Bible in Basic English

So then, it is not by the desire or by the attempt of man, but by the mercy of God.

Common New Testament

So it depends not upon man's will or exertion, but upon God's mercy.

Daniel Mace New Testament

so that this is a matter not dependent on him that wills or runs, but on God, who shews mercy.

Darby Translation

So then it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shews mercy.

Godbey New Testament

Then it is not of him that willeth, nor him that runneth, but of God who shows mercy.

Goodspeed New Testament

So it depends not on human will or exertion, but on the mercy of God.

John Wesley New Testament

It is not therefore of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

Julia Smith Translation

Surely then, not of him Willing, nor of him running, but of God commiserating.

King James 2000

So then it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Consequently therefore, {it does not depend on the} one who wills or on the one who runs, but on God who shows mercy.

Modern King James verseion

So then it is not of the one willing, nor of the one running, but of God, the One showing mercy.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

So lieth it not then in a man's will, or cunning, but in the mercy of God.

Moffatt New Testament

You see, it is not a question of human will or effort but of the divine mercy.

Montgomery New Testament

So then it is not a question of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy.

NET Bible

So then, it does not depend on human desire or exertion, but on God who shows mercy.

New Heart English Bible

So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy.

Noyes New Testament

So then it dependeth not on him that willeth, nor on him that runneth, but on God who showeth mercy.

Sawyer New Testament

Therefore, it is not of him that wills nor of him that runs, but of God that exercises mercy.

The Emphasized Bible

Hence, then, it is nor of him that wisheth nor of him that runneth, but of the mercy-shewing God.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Well then, it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God who sheweth mercy.

Twentieth Century New Testament

So, then, all depends, not on human wishes or human efforts, but on God's mercy.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

And from this we learn that everything is dependent not on man's will or endeavour, but upon God who has mercy. For the Scripture said to Pharaoh,

Williams New Testament

So one's destiny does not depend on his own willing or strenuous actions but on God's having mercy on him.

World English Bible

So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy.

Worrell New Testament

So, then, it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God Who hath mercy.

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

so, then -- not of him who is willing, nor of him who is running, but of God who is doing kindness:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
So
ἄρα 
Ara 
therefore , so then , now therefore , then , wherefore , haply , not tr,
Usage: 35

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

it is not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

nor
οὐδέ 
Oude 
neither, nor, not, no not, not so much as, then not, not tr,
Usage: 83

τρέχω 
Trecho 
Usage: 19

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

Context Readings

God's Sovereign Choice To Show Mercy

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 sheweth mercy. 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.


Cross References

Isaiah 65:1

I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.

Matthew 11:25-26

At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

Luke 10:21

In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

John 1:12-13

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 3:8

The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Romans 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;)

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Philippians 2:13

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

Titus 3:3-5

For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

James 1:18

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

1 Peter 2:9-10

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Genesis 27:1-4

And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.

Genesis 27:9-14

Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:

Psalm 110:3

Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

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