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(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calls;)
The LORD has made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.
Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he worked a work on the wheels.
What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel in which is no pleasure? why are they cast out, he and his descendants, and are cast into a land which they know not?
Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel in which is no pleasure.
But the Lord said unto him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
2 Timothy 2:20
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.