For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.