- This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
- "Go down to the potter's house, and there I will give you my message."
- So I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel.
- 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.
- Then the word of the LORD came to me.
- 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.