9:11 even before they were born or had done anything good or bad (so that God’s purpose in election 1 would stand, not by works but by 2 his calling) 3 –
9:16 So then, 4 it does not depend on human desire or exertion, 5 but on God who shows mercy.
1 tn Grk “God’s purpose according to election.”
2 tn Or “not based on works but based on…”
3 tn Grk “by the one who calls.”
sn The entire clause is something of a parenthetical remark.
4 sn There is a double connective here that cannot be easily preserved in English: “consequently therefore,” emphasizing the conclusion of what he has been arguing.
5 tn Grk “So then, [it does] not [depend] on the one who desires nor on the one who runs.”