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Jeremiah 18
New American Standard Bible

The Potter and the Clay

18The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD saying,H1697H3414H3068H559 2"Arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I shall announce My words to you."H6965H3381H3335H1004H8085H1697 3Then I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, making something on the wheel.H3381H3335H1004H2009H6213H4399H70 4But 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.H3627H6213H2563H7843H3027H3335H6213H7725H312H3627H5869H3474H3335H6213 5Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,H1697H3068H559 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.H1004H3478H3201H6213H3335H5002H3068H2563H3335H3027H3027H1004H3478 7"At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to uproot, to pull down, or to destroy [it;]H7281H1696H1471H4467H5428H5422H6 8if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.H1471H1696H7725H7451H5162H7451H2803H6213 9"Or at another moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to build up or to plant [it;]H7281H1696H1471H4467H1129H5193 10if it does evil in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will think better of the good with which I had promised to bless it.H6213H7451H5869H8085H6963H5162H2896H559H3190 11"So now then, speak to the men of Judah and against the inhabitants of Jerusalem saying, 'Thus says the LORD," Behold, I am fashioning calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh turn back, each of you from his evil way, and reform your ways and your deeds. "'H559H376H3063H3427H3389H559H559H3068H3335H7451H2803H4284H7725H376H7451H1870H1870H4611H3190 12"But they will say, 'It's hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.'H559H2976H3212H310H4284H376H6213H8307H7451H3820 13"Therefore thus says the LORD, 'Ask now among the nations, Who ever heard the like of this? The virgin of Israel Has done a most appalling thing.H559H3068H7592H1471H8085H1330H3478H6213H3966H8186 14'Does the snow of Lebanon forsake the rock of the open country? Or is the cold flowing water [from] a foreign [land] ever snatched away?H5800H7950H3844H6697H7704H7119H5140H4325H2114H5428 15'For My people have forgotten Me, They burn incense to worthless gods And they have stumbled from their ways, From the ancient paths, To walk in bypaths, Not on a highway,H5971H7911H6999H7723H3782H1870H5769H7635H7635H3212H5410H1870H5549 16To make their land a desolation, [An object of] perpetual hissing; Everyone who passes by it will be astonished And shake his head.H7760H776H8047H5769H8292H8292H5674H8074H5110H7218 17'Like an east wind I will scatter them Before the enemy; I will show them My back and not [My] face In the day of their calamity.' "H6327H6921H7307H6440H341H7200H6203H6440H3117H343 18Then they said, "Come and let us devise plans against Jeremiah. Surely the law is not going to be lost to the priest, nor counsel to the sage, nor the [divine] word to the prophet! Come on and let us strike at him with [our] tongue, and let us give no heed to any of his words."H559H3212H2803H4284H3414H8451H6H3548H6098H2450H1697H5030H3212H5221H3956H7181H1697 19Do give heed to me, O LORD, And listen to what my opponents are saying!H7181H3068H8085H6963H3401 20Should good be repaid with evil? For they have dug a pit for me. Remember how I stood before Thee To speak good on their behalf, So as to turn away Thy wrath from them.H7451H7999H2896H3738H7745H5315H2142H5975H6440H1696H2896H7725H2534 21Therefore, give their children over to famine, And deliver them up to the power of the sword; And let their wives become childless and widowed. Let their men also be smitten to death, Their young men struck down by the sword in battle.H5414H1121H7458H5064H3027H2719H802H7909H490H582H2026H4194H970H5221H2719H4421 22May an outcry be heard from their houses, When Thou suddenly bringest raiders upon them; For they have dug a pit to capture me And hidden snares for my feet.H2201H8085H1004H935H1416H6597H3738H7745H7882H3920H2934H6341H7272 23Yet Thou, O LORD, knowest All their deadly designs against me; Do not forgive their iniquity Or blot out their sin from Thy sight. But may they be overthrown before Thee; Deal with them in the time of Thine anger!H3068H3045H6098H4194H3722H5771H4229H2403H6440H3782H6440H6213H6256H639


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