17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, (A)“For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” 18 So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.

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21 (A)Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump (B)one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? 22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience (C)vessels of wrath (D)prepared for destruction,

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Come to Me, and I Will Give You Rest

25 (A)At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, (B)Lord of heaven and earth, that (C)you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and (D)revealed them to little children; 26 yes, Father, for such was your (E)gracious will.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 11:26 Or for so it pleased you well

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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For (A)certain people (B)have crept in unnoticed (C)who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert (D)the grace of our God into sensuality and (E)deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

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and

(A)“A stone of stumbling,
    and a rock of offense.”

They stumble because they disobey the word, (B)as they were destined to do.

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