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the children indeed being not yet born, or having done anything good or worthless (that the purpose of God according to election might abide, not of works, but of him that calls),
Jehovah hath wrought everything on his own account, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
And now, Jehovah, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
And I went down to the potter's house; and behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
And if God, minded to shew his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much long-suffering vessels of wrath fitted for destruction;
Is this man Coniah a despised broken vase? a vessel wherein is no delight? Wherefore are they thrown out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
Israel is swallowed up: now are they become among the nations as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.
And the Lord said to him, Go, for this man is an elect vessel to me, to bear my name before both nations and kings and the sons of Israel:
2 Timothy 2:20
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.