Jeremiah 18:1-10New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Potter and the Clay
18 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord saying,2 “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will announce My words to you.”3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something on the [a]wheel.4 But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make.
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me saying,6 “Can I not, O house of Israel, deal with you as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.7 At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to uproot, to pull down, or to destroy it;8 if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will [b]relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.9 Or at another moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to build up or to plant it;10 if it does evil in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will [c]think better of the good with which I had promised to [d]bless it.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below.
Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible - is just a step away! Try it free for 30 days.