Romans 9:19-29 - God's Anger And Mercy

19 Then you will say to me. "Why does he still go on finding fault? Who can withstand his will?" 20 "Nay, but who are you, O man, that replies to God? Shall the thing formed say unto him who formed it, "Why did you do me like this?" 21 Or has not the potter power over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for noble, and another for ignoble uses? 22 But what if God, while intending to show forth his wrath, and to make known his power, yet endured, with much long-suffering, vessels of wrath, fitted to destruction? 23 And what if he thus purposed to make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared for glory? 24 Now such are we whom he has called, not only from among the Jews, but also from among the Gentiles. 25 As he also said in Hosea. Those who were not my people I will call "my people," And her "beloved" who was not beloved;

26 And in that very spot where it was told them, "You are not my people," There they shall be called "Sons of the living God."

27 And in regard to Israel, Isaiah exclaims. Though the number of the sons of Israel be like the sands of the sea, it is but a remnant of those who shall be saved; 28 for the Lord will execute his word upon the earth, finishing it and cutting it short.

29 Even as in an earlier passage, Isaiah says, Except the Lord of Sabbath had us some few descendants, we should have become like Sodom, and should have fared like Gomorrah.