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;
Jehovah hath wrought everything on his own account, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
and a stone of stumbling and rock of offence; who stumble at the word, being disobedient to which also they have been appointed.
For certain men have got in unnoticed, they who of old were marked out beforehand to this sentence, ungodly persons, turning the grace of our God into dissoluteness, and denying our only Master and Lord Jesus Christ.
Or has not the potter authority over the clay, out of the same lump to make one vessel to honour, and another to dishonour?
And in the fourth generation they shall come hither again; for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
And for this very cause have I raised thee up, to shew thee my power; and that my name may be declared in all the earth.
And Jehovah said to Moses, How long will this people despise me? and how long will they not believe me, for all the signs which I have done among them?
Jehovah is slow to anger, and abundant in goodness, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and fourth generation.
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the children of men is fully set in them to do evil.
It is of Jehovah's loving-kindness we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not;
So that ye bear witness of yourselves that ye are sons of those who slew the prophets:
For there is revealed wrath of God from heaven upon all impiety, and unrighteousness of men holding the truth in unrighteousness.
or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads thee to repentance?
For the scripture says to Pharaoh, For this very thing I have raised thee up from amongst men, that I might thus shew in thee my power, and so that my name should be declared in all the earth.
forbidding us to speak to the nations that they may be saved, that they may fill up their sins always: but wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.
because God has not set us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
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.
heretofore disobedient, when the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah while the ark was preparing, into which few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water:
And through covetousness, with well-turned words, will they make merchandise of you: for whom judgment of old is not idle, and their destruction slumbers not.
the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of trial, and to keep the unjust to the day of judgment to be punished;
But let not this one thing be hidden from you, beloved, that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
and account the longsuffering of our Lord to be salvation; according as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you according to the wisdom given to him,
And when it opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of them that had been slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held;
and they say to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us, and have us hidden from the face of him that sits upon the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb;