Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?
Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?
When a potter makes jars out of clay, doesn’t he have a right to use the same lump of clay to make one jar for decoration and another to throw garbage into?
Isn't it obvious that a potter has a perfect right to shape one lump of clay into a vase for holding flowers and another into a pot for cooking beans?
Or has not the potter the right to make out of one part of his earth a vessel for honour, and out of another a vessel for shame?
Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one object for special use and another for ordinary use?
Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?
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1 tn Grk “Or does not the potter have authority over the clay to make from the same lump.”
2 tn Grk “one vessel for honor and another for dishonor.”