Romans 9:16


“So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Romans 9:16

“So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Romans chapter 9

“So then it {does} not {depend} on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that hath mercy.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“So then, it is not by the desire or by the attempt of man, but by the mercy of God.”
Basic English Bible

“So then [it is] not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shews mercy.”
Darby Bible

“So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“So then, it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy. ”
Webster's Bible

“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,”
Weymouth Bible

“So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy.”
World English Bible

“Therfor it is not nether of man willynge, nethir rennynge, but of God hauynge mercy.”
Wycliffe Bible

“so, then -- not of him who is willing, nor of him who is running, but of God who is doing kindness:”
Youngs Literal Bible


Charlie's comment on 2015-01-15 21:22:11:

The will of Him who sends us is stronger than our will. He wills and works for His good pleasure. It is His good pleasure to give us the Kingdom, and to those who receive Him He gives us the right to become sons of God ... not of bloods, but by His Blood ... not of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of men, but of God. Not him who willeth, not him who runneth ... but by the abundant mercy of God who wills His good pleasure upon whom He chooses.


Okey Kanu's comment on 2014-11-23 02:58:52:

Blessing, promotion, is at the discretion of God. Our effort, strength is so limited. What have you achieved that God has not given to you. That is why as christains we should be very mindful of boasting. The Bible says ' Who is man that you are so mindful of ' This tells us that Gods mercy is just the determinant of how far a man reaches in life.


Mr Amdife James's comment on 2014-10-09 01:20:39:

His mercies are too common in the eye s of men,of him who is willeth,runneth.But in the present of GOD his mercies are powerful.


mikye's comment on 2014-08-13 11:45:22:

It is God that make thing to happen not our effort.


Mr Johnbless's comment on 2014-02-22 22:36:49:

It not because we are qaulify but by God s mercy and love


Apostle Confidence Livinus's comment on 2014-01-20 17:42:33:

It teaches that all we need to make it in this life and the life to come is the MERCY of God!


Idowu Oladapo's comment on 2014-01-20 12:59:12:

God is merciful according to his tender mercy to those who(children) are candidate of favour.He's not moved by dea action, reaction or sin.


Agbontalor Aaron's comment on 2013-12-19 03:43:46:

Inspite of every human free will to choices, HIS will, always stand. Halleluyah!


Victor.A.Badmus's comment on 2013-12-16 22:48:03:

The passage simply tells us that our natural ability,professional trainings are not enough to guarantee success. For the bible says if God didn't build the labour of him who built is in Vain.


chimezie's comment on 2013-11-15 13:16:28:

How much we GIVE is no guarantee on how much we GET. It takes only God's endorsement to UPGRADE a man


Oluwaseyi's comment on 2013-10-22 03:27:09:

I believe God is merciful beyond any human understanding. And we should always pray and seek His Mercy in all our life endeavors.


P S J's comment on 2013-10-21 02:01:02:

According to romans 9:16,it show that man's ability,certificate,qualification on both physical and spiritual things are vain.mercy is the key that unlock the heavenly gate, indeed he said,my way are not your way,may thought are not your thought. Preacher samuel JIMOH


Elijah Ayodele's comment on 2013-10-18 10:55:03:

Man's desire provoke his will to strive but the actualization of every fortune is an act of God,[a sovereign decision].


Omotayo Sunday's comment on 2013-09-30 19:25:23:

This simply means that man has no power of his own to achieve anything or to prevent an event from happening but by God things goes as it goes.


Imodal O G's comment on 2013-09-26 00:59:45:

To me Romd9:16 Expkains,in the race of life success,God is the only determing factor,which is a devine secret,though you still have a responsibility to be prepared for it.Apostle Paul,Daniel etc understand by books.


CLETUS ISEK's comment on 2013-09-24 23:14:42:

In my limited understanding of Roman 9:16, the Apostle Paul was building on the Words of our Lord Jesus Christ written in John 15:5. Indeed, it is not on our effort that we are successful but the mercy of God working in us.


Toyosi Bruce's comment on 2013-09-13 14:59:24:

In my own explanation, Rom.9:16 teaches us that we can do nothing on our own accord except by God's grace. Yes, man has d will power but it's not by man's will that we provoke God to act. It's just by his mercies. In otherwords, all our cares and burdens should be laid at his feet.


Missy's comment on 2013-08-14 08:40:19:

We cannot do it without His mercy!


Elvis Nwuju's comment on 2013-05-22 08:33:10:

It goes to show that we have an unpredictable and kind GOD. It reminds me TD Jakes' "The bad boys, and the GOD who loves them"


CLIFFORD's comment on 2013-03-06 04:02:50:


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