Add parallel Print Page Options

Jeremiah Goes to the Pottery Shop

18 The Lord told me, “Go to the pottery shop, and when you get there, I will tell you what to say to the people.”

I went there and saw the potter making clay pots on his pottery wheel. And whenever the clay would not take the shape he wanted, he would change his mind and form it into some other shape.

Then the Lord told me to say:

People of Israel, I, the Lord, have power over you, just as a potter has power over clay. If I threaten to uproot and shatter an evil nation and that nation turns from its evil, I will change my mind.

If I promise to make a nation strong, 10 but its people start disobeying me and doing evil, then I will change my mind and not help them at all.

11 So listen to me, people of Judah and Jerusalem! I have decided to strike you with disaster, and I won’t change my mind unless you stop sinning and start living right.

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

The Poverty and Justice Bible, CEV
The Poverty and Justice Bible, CEV
Retail: $19.99
Our Price: $16.99
Save: $3.00 (15%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
The Four Gospels: The Contemporary English Version
The Four Gospels: The Contemporary English Version
Retail: $13.00
Our Price: $11.70
Save: $1.30 (10%)
CEV Challenge Study Bible, Imitation Leather
CEV Challenge Study Bible, Imitation Leather
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $34.99
Save: $15.00 (30%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
French Biker New Testament (Contemporary)
French Biker New Testament (Contemporary)
Retail: $8.99
Our Price: $7.99
Save: $1.00 (11%)
CEV New Testament on Audio CD
CEV New Testament on Audio CD
Retail: $12.99
Our Price: $9.99
Save: $3.00 (23%)