Disciples’ Literal New Testament
21 Or does not the potter have authority over the clay to make from the same lump one vessel for honor and another for dishonor? 22 But what if God, wanting[a] to demonstrate His wrath and to make-known His power, bore[b] with much patience vessels of wrath having been prepared[c] for destruction, 23 and did so in order that He might make-known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy which He prepared-beforehand[d] for glory—Read full chapter
- Romans 9:22 Or, willing, wishing, intending. Paul may mean because of wanting; or, although wanting.
- Romans 9:22 Or, endured, put up with.
- Romans 9:22 By whom? Perhaps God (as in 9:18; 11:7-8; Jn 12:37-40); Satan; or themselves, rendering it ‘having prepared-themselves’.
- Romans 9:23 Note that God endured the one group, but actively prepared-beforehand the other.