18The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,H1697H3414H3068H5592Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.H6965H3381H3335H1004H8085H16973Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.H3381H3335H1004H2009H6213H4399H704And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.H3627H6213H2563H7843H3027H3335H6213H7725H312H3627H5869H3474H3335H62135Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,H1697H3068H5596O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.H1004H3478H3201H6213H3335H5002H3068H2563H3335H3027H3027H1004H34787At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;H7281H1696H1471H4467H5428H5422H68If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.H1471H1696H7725H7451H5162H7451H2803H62139And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;H7281H1696H1471H4467H1129H519310If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.H6213H7451H5869H8085H6963H5162H2896H559H319011Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.H559H376H3063H3427H3389H559H559H3068H3335H7451H2803H4284H7725H376H7451H1870H1870H4611H3190
God’s Warning Rejected
12And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.H559H2976H3212H310H4284H376H6213H8307H7451H382013Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ask ye now among the heathen, who hath heard such things: the virgin of Israel hath done a very horrible thing.H559H3068H7592H1471H8085H1330H3478H6213H3966H818614Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken?H5800H7950H3844H6697H7704H7119H5140H4325H2114H542815Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up;H5971H7911H6999H7723H3782H1870H5769H7635H7635H3212H5410H1870H554916To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.H7760H776H8047H5769H8292H8292H5674H8074H5110H721817I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.H6327H6921H7307H6440H341H7200H6203H6440H3117H343
18Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.H559H3212H2803H4284H3414H8451H6H3548H6098H2450H1697H5030H3212H5221H3956H7181H169719Give heed to me, O LORD, and hearken to the voice of them that contend with me.H7181H3068H8085H6963H340120Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them.H7451H7999H2896H3738H7745H5315H2142H5975H6440H1696H2896H7725H253421Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.H5414H1121H7458H5064H3027H2719H802H7909H490H582H2026H4194H970H5221H2719H442122Let a cry be heard from their houses, when thou shalt bring a troop suddenly upon them: for they have digged a pit to take me, and hid snares for my feet.H2201H8085H1004H935H1416H6597H3738H7745H7882H3920H2934H6341H727223Yet, LORD, thou knowest all their counsel against me to slay me: forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from thy sight, but let them be overthrown before thee; deal thus with them in the time of thine anger.H3068H3045H6098H4194H3722H5771H4229H2403H6440H3782H6440H6213H6256H639
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