In a great house (en megalh oikiai). Metaphor of a palace. He doubtless has the Kingdom of God in mind, but he works out the metaphor of a great house of the rich and mighty. Vessels (skeuh). Old word skeuo. See Romans 9:21 for the same double use as here. Of gold (crusa). Old contracted adjective cruseo, only here by Paul. Of silver (argura). Old contracted adjective argureo, in N.T. here, Acts 19:24 ; Revelation 9:20 . Of wood (xulina). Old adjective, in N.T. only here and Revelation 9:20 . Of earth (ostrakina). Late adjective, from ostrakon, baked clay, in LXX, in N.T. only here and 2 Corinthians 4:7 .