Romans 9:23
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,

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,

New King James Version
and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory,

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

NASB 1995
And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,

NASB 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,

Amplified Bible
And what if He has done so to make known the riches of His glory to the objects of His mercy, which He has prepared beforehand for glory,

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 —

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—

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

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

Contemporary English Version
He did this by showing how glorious he is when he has pity on the people he has chosen to share in his glory.

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

Good News Translation
And he also wanted to reveal his abundant glory, which was poured out on us who are the objects of his mercy, those of us whom he has prepared to receive his 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?

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—

Literal Standard Version
and that He might make known the riches of His glory on vessels of kindness, that He before prepared for glory, whom also He called—us—

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,

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 --

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 ask 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 despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Romans 5:20,21
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: …

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

he had afore.

1 Chronicles 29:18
O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:

Luke 1:17
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

Ephesians 2:3-5
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[What if He did this]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

make
γνωρίσῃ (gnōrisē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1107: To make known, declare, know, discover. From a derivative of ginosko; to make known; subjectively, to know.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

riches
πλοῦτον (plouton)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4149: From the base of pletho; wealth, i.e. money, possessions, or abundance, richness, valuable bestowment.

of
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

glory {known}
δόξης (doxēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

[the] vessels
σκεύη (skeuē)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4632: A vessel, implement, equipment or apparatus (specially, a wife as contributing to the usefulness of the husband).

of [His] mercy,
ἐλέους (eleous)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 1656: Pity, mercy, compassion. Of uncertain affinity; compassion.

whom
(ha)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

He prepared in advance
προητοίμασεν (proētoimasen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4282: To prepare or appoint beforehand, predestine. From pro and hetoimazo; to fit up in advance.

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

glory—
δόξαν (doxan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.


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