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Romans 9:11

Context
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 

Romans 9:16

Context
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.”



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