Romans 9:23
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New International Version
What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory--

New Living Translation
He does this to make the riches of his glory shine even brighter on those to whom he shows mercy, who were prepared in advance for glory.

English Standard Version
in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory—

Berean Study Bible
What if He did this to make the riches of His glory known to the vessels of His mercy, whom He prepared in advance for glory--

Berean Literal Bible
that He might also make known the riches of His glory upon the vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,

New American Standard Bible
And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,

King James Bible
And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And what if He did this to make known the riches of His glory on objects of mercy that He prepared beforehand for glory--

International Standard Version
Can't he also reveal his glorious riches to the objects of his mercy that he has prepared ahead of time for glory—

NET Bible
And what if he is willing to make known the wealth of his glory on the objects of mercy that he has prepared beforehand for glory--

New Heart English Bible
and that he might make known the riches of his glory on vessels of mercy, which he prepared beforehand for glory,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his love overflowed on the vessels of compassion that were prepared by God for glory;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Can't God also reveal the riches of his glory to people who are objects of his mercy and who he had already prepared for glory?

New American Standard 1977
And He did so in order that He might make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,

Jubilee Bible 2000
and making known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he has prepared unto glory?

King James 2000 Bible
And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared unto glory,

American King James Version
And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared to glory,

American Standard Version
and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he afore prepared unto glory,

Douay-Rheims Bible
That he might shew the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he hath prepared unto glory?

Darby Bible Translation
and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared for glory,

English Revised Version
and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he afore prepared unto glory,

Webster's Bible Translation
And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared for glory,

Weymouth New Testament
in order to make known His infinite goodness towards the subjects of His mercy whom He has prepared beforehand for glory,

World English Bible
and that he might make known the riches of his glory on vessels of mercy, which he prepared beforehand for glory,

Young's Literal Translation
and that He might make known the riches of His glory on vessels of kindness, that He before prepared for glory, whom also He did call -- us --
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:14-24 Whatever God does, must be just. Wherein the holy, happy people of God differ from others, God's grace alone makes them differ. In this preventing, effectual, distinguishing grace, he acts as a benefactor, whose grace is his own. None have deserved it; so that those who are saved, must thank God only; and those who perish, must blame themselves only, Hos 13:9. God is bound no further than he has been pleased to bind himself by his own covenant and promise, which is his revealed will. And this is, that he will receive, and not cast out, those that come to Christ; but the drawing of souls in order to that coming, is an anticipating, distinguishing favour to whom he will. Why does he yet find fault? This is not an objection to be made by the creature against his Creator, by man against God. The truth, as it is in Jesus, abases man as nothing, as less than nothing, and advances God as sovereign Lord of all. Who art thou that art so foolish, so feeble, so unable to judge the Divine counsels? It becomes us to submit to him, not to reply against him. Would not men allow the infinite God the same sovereign right to manage the affairs of the creation, as the potter exercises in disposing of his clay, when of the same lump he makes one vessel to a more honourable, and one to a meaner use? God could do no wrong, however it might appear to men. God will make it appear that he hates sin. Also, he formed vessels filled with mercy. Sanctification is the preparation of the soul for glory. This is God's work. Sinners fit themselves for hell, but it is God who prepares saints for heaven; and all whom God designs for heaven hereafter, he fits for heaven now. Would we know who these vessels of mercy are? Those whom God has called; and these not of the Jews only, but of the Gentiles. Surely there can be no unrighteousness in any of these Divine dispensations. Nor in God's exercising long-suffering, patience, and forbearance towards sinners under increasing guilt, before he brings utter destruction upon them. The fault is in the hardened sinner himself. As to all who love and fear God, however such truths appear beyond their reason to fathom, yet they should keep silence before him. It is the Lord alone who made us to differ; we should adore his pardoning mercy and new-creating grace, and give diligence to make our calling and election sure.
Study Bible
The Calling of the Gentiles
22What if God, intending to show His wrath and make His power known, bore with great patience the vessels of His wrath, prepared for destruction? 23What if He did this to make the riches of His glory known to the vessels of His mercy, whom He prepared in advance for glory — 24including us, whom He has called not only from the Jews, but also from the Gentiles?…
Cross References
Acts 9:15
"Go!" said the Lord. "This man is My chosen instrument to carry My name before the Gentiles and their kings, and before the people of Israel.

Romans 2:4
Or do you disregard the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you to repentance?

Romans 8:29
For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.

Romans 8:30
And those He predestined He also called, those He called He also justified, those He justified He also glorified.

Ephesians 3:16
I pray that out of the riches of His glory, He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being,
Treasury of Scripture

And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared to glory,

might.

Romans 2:4 Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering…

Romans 5:20,21 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where …

Ephesians 1:6-8,18 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted …

Ephesians 2:4,7,10 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us…

Ephesians 3:8,16 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of …

2 Thessalonians 1:10-12 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints…

he had afore.

1 Chronicles 29:18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers…

Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn …

Ephesians 2:3-5 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the …

Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers …

1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by …

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel …

Titus 3:3-7 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, …

1 Peter 1:2-5 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification …

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