16 You turn things around!
Shall the potter be considered [a]as equal with the clay,
That (A)what is made would say to its maker, “He did not make me”;
Or what is formed say to him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?

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  1. Isaiah 29:16 Lit like

“Woe to the one who (A)quarrels with his [a]Maker—
An earthenware vessel [b]among the vessels of earth!
Will the (B)clay say to the [c]potter, ‘What are you doing?’
Or the thing you are making say, ‘He has no hands’?

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  1. Isaiah 45:9 Lit Fashioner
  2. Isaiah 45:9 Lit with
  3. Isaiah 45:9 Lit Fashioner

But now, O Lord, (A)You are our Father,
We are the (B)clay, and You our potter;
And all of us are the (C)work of Your hand.

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“Can I not, O house of Israel, deal with you as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Behold, like the (A)clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.

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22 [a]What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much (A)patience vessels of wrath (B)prepared for destruction? 23 And He did so to make known (C)the riches of His glory upon (D)vessels of mercy, which He (E)prepared beforehand for glory, 24 even us, whom He also (F)called, (G)not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles. 25 As He says also in Hosea,

(H)I will call those who were not My people, ‘My people,’
And her who was not beloved, ‘beloved.’”
26 (I)And it shall be that in the place where it was said to them, ‘you are not My people,’
There they shall be called sons of (J)the living God.”

27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, “(K)Though the number of the sons of Israel be (L)like the sand of the sea, it is (M)the remnant that will be saved; 28 (N)for the Lord will execute His word on the earth, [b]thoroughly and [c]quickly.” 29 And just as Isaiah foretold,

(O)Unless (P)the Lord of [d]Sabaoth had left to us a [e]posterity,
(Q)We would have become like Sodom, and would have [f]resembled Gomorrah.”

30 (R)What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even (S)the righteousness which is [g]by faith; 31 but Israel, (T)pursuing a law of righteousness, did not (U)arrive at that law. 32 Why? Because they did not pursue it [h]by faith, but as though it were [i]by works. They stumbled over (V)the stumbling stone, 33 just as it is written,

(W)Behold, I lay in Zion (X)a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense,
(Y)And he who believes in Him (Z)will not be [j]disappointed.”

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  1. Romans 9:22 Lit But
  2. Romans 9:28 Lit finishing it
  3. Romans 9:28 Lit cutting it short
  4. Romans 9:29 I.e. Hosts
  5. Romans 9:29 Lit seed
  6. Romans 9:29 Lit been made like
  7. Romans 9:30 Lit out of
  8. Romans 9:32 Lit out of
  9. Romans 9:32 Lit out of
  10. Romans 9:33 Lit put to shame

20 Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and (A)some to honor and some to dishonor.

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