Jeremiah 18:1-10 New International Version

The Lesson from the Potter Working the Clay

18 1  This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2  "Go down to the potter's house, and there I will give you my message." 3  So I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4  But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. 5  Then the word of the Lord came to me. 6  He said, "Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?" declares the Lord. "Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. 7  If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, 8  and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. 9  And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, 10  and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.



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