21 Or does the potter not have authority over the clay, to make from the same lump a vessel that is for honorable use[a] and one that is for ordinary use[b]? 22 And what if God, wanting to demonstrate his wrath and to make known his power, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction? 23 And he did so[c] in order that he could make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy that he prepared beforehand for glory,

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  1. Romans 9:21 Literally “honor”
  2. Romans 9:21 Literally “dishonor”
  3. Romans 9:23 The words “he did so” are not in the Greek text, but are an understood repetition from the previous clause