In great but a house not is only vessels golden and made of silver, but also wooden and earthen; and some indeed for honor, some and for dishonor.
If therefore any one should well cleanse himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, having been cleansed, and of good use to the master, for every work good having been prepared.
We have but, the treasure this in earthen vessels, so that the superabounding of the power may be of the God, and not out of us;
But indeed, O man, thou who art, the one answering again to the God? Not shall say the thing formed to the one having formed: Why me madest thou thus?
Or not has authority the potter of the clay, out of the same mixture to make, this indeed for honor a vessel, that and for dishonor?