Parallel Verses

World English Bible

So then it is not 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.

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.

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 said to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion." 16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "For this very purpose I caused you to be raised up, that I might show in you my power, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."


Cross References

Isaiah 65:1

"I am inquired of by those who didn't ask; I am found by those who didn't seek me: I said, See me, see me, to a nation that was not called by my name.

Matthew 11:25-26

At that time, Jesus answered, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants.

Luke 10:21

In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight."

John 1:12-13

But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God's children, to those who believe in his name:

John 3:8

The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but don't know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

Romans 9:11

For being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him who calls,

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble;

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, being rich in mercy, for his 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 the gift of God,

Philippians 2:13

For it is God who works in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we are bound to always give thanks to God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief in the truth;

Titus 3:3-5

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

James 1:18

Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

1 Peter 2:9-10

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

Genesis 27:1-4

It happened, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, "My son?" He said to him, "Here I am."

Genesis 27:9-14

Go now to the flock, and get me from there two good young goats. I will make them savory food for your father, such as he loves.

Psalm 110:3

Your people offer themselves willingly in the day of your power, in holy array. Out of the womb of the morning, you have the dew of your youth.

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