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.
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,
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,
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 --
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:23 That he might make known - What if by showing such longsuffering even to the vessels of wrath, he did the more abundantly show the greatness of his glorious goodness, wisdom, and power, on the vessels of mercy; on those whom he had himself, by his grace, prepared for glory. Is this any injustice?
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"Therefore hath He mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom He will He hardeneth."--Rom. ix. 18. The idea of hardening is so awful that, with all its unsanctified pity and natural religion, the human heart rejects it as a horrible thought. Natural compassion can not bear the idea that a fellow man, instigated to evil by it, should forever ruin himself. And natural religion can not conceive of a God who, instead of persuading His creature to virtue, should give him up and incite him to sin. This …
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But the Lord said, "Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel.
Don't you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can't you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?
For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.
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