Parallel Verses

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.

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.

King James Version

So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth 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 choice is not dependent on human will, nor on human effort [the totality of human striving], but on God who shows mercy [to whomever He chooses—it is His sovereign gift].

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.

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 His words to Moses are. I will have mercy on whom I choose to have mercy; I will have compassion on whom I choose to have compassion. 16 So then it is not a question of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, It is for this very purpose that I have raised you up, To show in you my power, And to proclaim my name far and wide, in all the earth.


Cross References

Matthew 11:25-26

At that time Jesus answered and said: "I praise thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and wary, and hast revealed them to the children.

Luke 10:21

In the same hour he thrilled with joy in the Holy Ghost. "I praise thee, Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth," he said "for hiding these things from the wise and prudent, and for revealing them to babes. Yea, Father, for so it was well pleasing in thy sight!

John 1:12-13

But to all who receive him, to them he has given the right to become children of God, even to those who trust in his name;

John 3:8

The wind blows where it wills, and you hear its voice, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with every one who has been born of the Spirit."

Romans 9:11

and even though they were still unborn, and had done nothing either good or bad, in order that the purpose of God might stand according to election, not of works, but of Him who called,

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

For consider your own calling, brothers, that not many wise in earthly wisdom, not many powerful, not many of noble birth, have been called.

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is God's gift.

Philippians 2:13

for it is God who, in his good-will is ever working in you both will and deed.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But for you, brothers, whom the Lord loves, I ought to give thanks to God continually, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation in consecration of the Spirit and belief of the truth.

Titus 3:3-5

For we were ourselves once foolish, disobedient, deceived, slaving for various lusts and pleasures, passing our lives in malice and envy. We were hateful, and we hated one another.

James 1:18

Because he willed, he gave us birth through the word of truth, so that we should be a kind of first-fruits among his creatures.

1 Peter 2:9-10

But you are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people, that you may show forth the virtues of Him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light??10 you who once were not a people, but now are the people of God; who were once without mercy, but now you have found mercy.

1 Peter 2:9-4

But you are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people, that you may show forth the virtues of Him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light??10 you who once were not a people, but now are the people of God; who were once without mercy, but now you have found mercy.

1 Peter 2:9-14

But you are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people, that you may show forth the virtues of Him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light??10 you who once were not a people, but now are the people of God; who were once without mercy, but now you have found mercy.

1 Peter 2:9

But you are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people, that you may show forth the virtues of Him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light??10 you who once were not a people, but now are the people of God; who were once without mercy, but now you have found mercy.

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