But in a great house there are not vessels of gold only or of silver, but also of wood, also of clay: of them (some are) to honour, and of them (some) to dishonour.
If a man then purify himself from these, he will be a pure vessel unto honour, fitted for the use of his Lord, and prepared for every good work.
BUT we have this treasure in a vase of earth, that the greatness of the power might be from Aloha, and not from us.
Who then art thou, O man, who givest answer against Aloha? Will the mass say to him who formeth it, Why thus hast thou formed me?
Or, hath not the potter power over his clay, that from the (same) mass he might make vessels, the one to honour, and the other to vileness?