The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: â€˜Come, go down to the potterâ€™s house, and there I will let you hear my words.â€™ So I went down to the potterâ€™s house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potterâ€™s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him.
Then the word of the Lord came to me: Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done? says the Lord. Just like the clay in the potterâ€™s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.