22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience (A)vessels of wrath (B)prepared for destruction, 23 in order to make known (C)the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he (D)has prepared beforehand for glory—

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(A)he predestined us[a] for (B)adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, (C)according to the purpose of his will, (D)to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in (E)the Beloved.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 1:5 Or before him in love, 5having predestined us

(A)The Lord has made everything for its purpose,
    even (B)the wicked for the day of trouble.

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