20 Now in (A)a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, (B)some for honorable use, some for dishonorable.

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Our Heavenly Dwelling

For we know that if (A)the tent that is (B)our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, (C)a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

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Remember that you have made me like (A)clay;
    and will you return me to the (B)dust?

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12 Your maxims are proverbs of (A)ashes;
    your defenses are defenses of clay.

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The precious sons of Zion,
    worth their weight in (A)fine gold,
how they are regarded as (B)earthen pots,
    the work of a potter's hands!

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that each one of you know how to control his own (A)body[a] in holiness and (B)honor,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 Or how to take a wife for himself; Greek how to possess his own vessel

Likewise, (A)husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker (B)vessel, since they are heirs with you[a] of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 3:7 Some manuscripts since you are joint heirs

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