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Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost.

Romans 9:2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.

Romans 9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh..(comments on Romans 9:3)

Romans 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertains.(word 'pertains' not in original, but inserted by translators to make the meaning clearer).the adoption and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the law and the service of God and the promises.

Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

Romans 9:6,7 Not as though the word of God has taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel...Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham are they all children. But, In Isaac.(promises).shall your seed be called.

Romans 9:8 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.

Romans 9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh.(Abraham's physical descendants; children of the flesh are those without hope.{Ephesians 2:12}.of anything better than existing at the ego level; the promises are for those who are growing spiritually; how does one grow spiritually?), these are not the children of God.(the Creator is not concerned with fleshly things, but the things of the spirit). But the children.(those concerned with the things of higher consciousness as ancient Isaac was:.Galatians 4:28,29).of the promise.(the promise made to Abraham and what was that?.Genesis 18:18 "...all the nations.{Galatians 4:26}.of the earth shall be blessed.{all to be blessed}.in him?").are counted for the seed.

Romans 9:9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come and Sara shall have a son.(Genesis 17:15-21).

Romans 9:10 And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;

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 calls.(and when were you elected to be in God's family?)

Romans 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

Romans 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. 

Romans 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

Romans 9:15 For he said to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion..(some people have a terrible life which seems so unfair; but, all balances, perhaps in some future time and, if an individual learns today the laws of mind and universe, he can take action to do something about his life right away; "There is no action without inspiration." ...Bernie Siegel, M.D.) (*)

Romans 9:16 So then it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy.

Romans 9:17 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 that my name might be declared throughout all the earth..(God wants the whole world to know about him)

Romans 9:18 Therefore has he mercy on whom he will have mercy and whom he will he hardens.(like what happened to Pharaoh's attitude).

Romans 9:19 You will say then unto me, Why does he yet find fault? For who has resisted his will?.(Isaiah 44:7; 46:10)

Romans 9:20 Nay, but, O man, who are you that replies against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me as I am?

God is the master potter and like it or not, we're the clay in God's hands:.Isaiah 64:8. It's a question akin to what Lucifer must have asked, which maybe was 'why did you make me perfect and with free will to leave you or not?

About the greatness of God

Romans 9:21 Has not the potter power over the clay.(God does what He wishes, but His mind can also be changed), of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour and another unto dishonour?

Speaking of some being called (awakened) now and some being called later and leading up in this talk to the Romans here in the church Paul had set up, to telling them that it's now the time for the Gentiles {verses 24,25} to be in the Creator's plan of salvation. No racism here, just different times for different things.

Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to show his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction.

Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to show his wrath.(God is always willing to show that His character is the opposite of the way {Proverbs 14:12} that causes evil and hurts to mankind {Philippians 3:19} due to mankind's general willingness to follow the decrepit ways he's been used to:.Romans 2:5; the Creator wants us to learn {Jeremiah 27:22} and the day is coming when all will awaken).and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering.(was it that God could hardly wait to punish? NO! NO! NO!.But rather, this:.Joshua 24:20).the vessels of wrath.(as ancient king Jeconiah was).fitted to destruction.(that is, king Jeconiah's life showed he wasn't learning the lesson he was on Earth to learn)..

God is patient in awaiting change of heart in people:.2Peter 3:9; 2Corinthians 2:16; 2Chronicles 30:7-9; comprised with.Hodge's Commentary:."...even in the necessary adverse events happening to the wicked.(necessary because of two things, unwillingness to change and the principle of reap/sow), God does not allow.(1Corinthians 10:13).any undue severity, but on the contrary, deals with the greatest long-suffering.(patience).and tenderness toward mankind.

Romans 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,

Romans 9:24 Even us.(referring to this Roman church to whom he was speaking here), whom he has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?.(Romans 2:10; 3:29,30)

Romans 9:25 As he said also in Osee.(Hosea in Hosea 2:23), I will call them my people, which were not my people.(the ancient Israelites were the people of note throughout the Old Testament).and her beloved, which was not beloved.

Romans 9:26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, You are not my people, there shall they be called the children of the living God.

Romans 9:27 Esaias.(Isaiah in Isaiah 10:20-22).also cries concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved.

Romans 9:28 For he will finish the work.(original is 'word', 'discourse', 'what is declared' and what was declared was the good news to man which was this).and cut it short in.(original just as easily can mean, 'by' or 'with').righteousness.(man wouldn't have to go through a life of a lot of do's and don'ts anymore, as they had to in Old Testament times under the now abolished Mosaic Law, because the righteousness of Christ would be imputed to them as a gift:.Romans 4:22-25; this makes it a short work by a few words and the few words are, that man was saved before he came on the Earth {2Timothy 1:9}, but the time here was needed so he could learn some things). Because a short work.('word', etc.).will the Lord make upon the earth.

Romans 9:29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodom and Gomorrha.

Romans 9:29 And as Esaias.(Greek language word for the Hebrew/Aramaic word 'Isaiah').said before.(Isaiah 1:9), Except the Lord of Sabaoth.(word 'Sabaoth' means 'hosts', so, 'Lord of Hosts').had left us a seed.(a remnant of all those that had gone into captivity were left alive to start over:.Ezra 9:7,8 ), we had been as Sodom and Gomorrha.(that is, we are worthless for any eternal purpose unless we progress spiritually from the selfish ego content we have as humansand this just is not possible from a life of ordinary consciousness, why?).

Romans 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith..(Romans 10:20)

Romans 9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.

Romans 9:31 But Israel.(here speaking of ancient physical Israel; the 'Israel' today is an 'Israel' of the heart and beyond physicality), which followed after the law of righteousness.(speaking of the Mosaic Law in effect at that time way back when), has not attained to the law of righteousness.(they just couldn't reach up to it; why?).

Romans 9:32.Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

Romans 9:32.Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith.(this shows how much greater is faith than works), but as it were by the works of the law.(the people back then in the time of Christ on Earth in the form of a man they called Emmanuel, were punctiliously led by their religious leaders, most of whom back then, were corrupting the now done away Old Testament Mosaic Law; it was so corrupted, it had to be wiped out forever). For they stumbled at that stumblingstone.(they had no faith and to be just, to be righteous, one needs to live by faith, very different from works:.Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38);

Romans 9:33 As it is written.(written in Isaiah 8:14; 28:16); Psalms 118:22,23; 1Peter 2:6), Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence and whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.


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