22aWhatifGod, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His powerknown, endured with much1patiencevessels of wrath2prepared for destruction ?
And He did so to makeknown3the riches of His glory upon 4vessels of mercy, which He 5preparedbeforehand for glory,
even us, whom He also6called, 7not from amongJewsonly, but also from amongGentiles.
As He saysalso in Hosea, "8I WILL CALLTHOSE WHO WERE NOT MY PEOPLE, 'MY PEOPLE,' AND HER WHO WAS NOT BELOVED, 'BELOVED.' "
"9AND IT SHALL BE THAT IN THE PLACEWHERE IT WAS SAID TO THEM, 'YOU ARE NOT MY PEOPLE,' THERE THEY SHALL BE CALLEDSONS OF 10THE LIVINGGOD."
27Isaiahcries out concerningIsrael, "11THOUGH THE NUMBER OF THE SONS OF ISRAEL BE 12LIKE THE SAND OF THE SEA, IT IS 13THE REMNANT THAT WILL BE SAVED ;
2814FOR THE LORD WILL EXECUTE HIS WORD ON THE EARTH, bTHOROUGHLY AND cQUICKLY."
And just as Isaiahforetold, "15UNLESS16THE LORD OF dSABAOTH HAD LEFT TO US A ePOSTERITY, 17WE WOULD HAVE BECOMELIKESODOM, AND WOULD HAVE fRESEMBLEDGOMORRAH."
3018What shall we saythen ? That Gentiles, who did not pursuerighteousness, attainedrighteousness, even19the righteousness which is gby faith ;
but Israel, 20pursuing a law of righteousness, did not 21arrive at that law.
32Why ? Because they did not pursue it hby faith, but as though it were iby works. They stumbledover22the stumblingstone,