2 Timothy 2:20
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New International Version
In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use.

New Living Translation
In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use.

English Standard Version
Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable.

Berean Study Bible
A large house contains not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay. Some indeed are for honorable use, but others are for common use.

Berean Literal Bible
Now in a great house, there are not only golden and silver vessels, but also wooden and earthen; and some indeed unto honor, but some unto dishonor.

New American Standard Bible
Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor.

King James Bible
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver bowls, but also those of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable.

International Standard Version
In a large house there are not only utensils made of gold and silver, but also those made of wood and clay. Some are for special use, while others are for ordinary use.

NET Bible
Now in a wealthy home there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also ones made of wood and of clay, and some are for honorable use, but others for ignoble use.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But in a great house, there are not only vessels of gold or silver, but also of wood and of pottery, some of them for honor and some for dishonor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In a large house there are not only objects made of gold and silver, but also those made of wood and clay. Some objects are honored when they are used; others aren't.

New American Standard 1977
Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of clay, and likewise some to honour, and some to dishonour.

King James 2000 Bible
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.

American King James Version
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.

American Standard Version
Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some unto honor, and some unto dishonor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and earth: and some indeed unto honour, but some unto dishonour.

Darby Bible Translation
But in a great house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also wooden and earthen; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

English Revised Version
Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some unto honour, and some unto dishonour.

Webster's Bible Translation
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.

Weymouth New Testament
Now in a great house there are not only articles of gold and silver, but also others of wood and of earthenware; and some are for specially honourable, and others for common use.

World English Bible
Now in a large house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of clay. Some are for honor, and some for dishonor.

Young's Literal Translation
And in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth, and some to honour, and some to dishonour:
Study Bible
The Lord's Approved Workman
19Nevertheless, God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord must turn away from iniquity.” 20A large house contains not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay. Some indeed are for honorable use, but others are for common use. 21So if anyone cleanses himself of what is unfit, he will be a vessel for honor: sanctified, useful to the Master, and prepared for every good work.…
Word Study

A primary particle; but, and, etc.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

Large, great, in the widest sense.

From oikos; properly, residence, but usually an abode; by implication, a family.

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

Alone, but, only. Neuter of monos as adverb; merely.

Golden, made of gold, adorned with gold. From chrusos; made of gold.

And, even, also, namely.

Made of silver. From arguros; made of silver.

A vessel, implement, equipment or apparatus (specially, a wife as contributing to the usefulness of the husband).

But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

And, even, also, namely.

Wooden. From xulon; wooden.

And, even, also, namely.

Made of clay, earthen. From ostrakon; earthen-ware, i.e. Clayey; by implication, frail.

And, even, also, namely.

Who, which, what, that.

A primary particle; properly, indicative of affirmation or concession; usually followed by a contrasted clause with de.

A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

A price, honor. From tino; a value, i.e. Money paid, or valuables; by analogy, esteem, or the dignity itself.

A primary particle; but, and, etc.

Who, which, what, that.

A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Disgrace, dishonor; a dishonorable use. From atimos; infamy, i.e. comparative indignity, disgrace.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:14-21 Those disposed to strive, commonly strive about matters of small moment. But strifes of words destroy the things of God. The apostle mentions some who erred. They did not deny the resurrection, but they corrupted that true doctrine. Yet nothing can be so foolish or erroneous, but it will overturn the temporary faith of some professors. This foundation has two writings on it. One speaks our comfort. None can overthrow the faith of any whom God hath chosen. The other speaks our duty. Those who would have the comfort of the privilege, must make conscience of the duty Christ gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, Tit 2:14. The church of Christ is like a dwelling: some furniture is of great value; some of smaller value, and put to meaner uses. Some professors of religion are like vessels of wood and earth. When the vessels of dishonour are cast out to be destroyed, the others will be filled with all the fulness of God. We must see to it that we are holy vessels. Every one in the church whom God approves, will be devoted to his Master's service, and thus fitted for his use.
Cross References
John 8:49
"I do not have a demon," Jesus replied, "but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

Romans 9:20
But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? Shall what is formed say to Him who formed it, "Why have you made me like this?"

Romans 9:21
Does not the potter have the right to make from the same lump of clay one vessel for special occasions and another for common use?

2 Corinthians 4:7
Now we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this surpassingly great power is from God and not from us.
Treasury of Scripture

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.

in a.

1 Corinthians 3:9,16,17 For we are laborers together with God: you are God's husbandry, you …

Ephesians 2:22 In whom you also are built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that you may know how you ought to behave yourself …

Hebrews 3:2-6 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful …

1 Peter 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy …

vessels.

Exodus 27:3 And you shall make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, …

Ezra 1:6 And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels …

Ezra 6:5 And also let the golden and silver vessels of the house of God, which …

Lamentations 4:2 The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they …

Daniel 5:2 Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine…

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency …

and some to honour.

Romans 9:21-23 Has not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make …

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