The Word of The Lord
The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,
Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there
I will cause thee to hear my words.
Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, he wrought
a work on the wheels.
And 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.
Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
O 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.
At what instant I shall speak
concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up,
and to pull down, and to destroy it; If that nation, against
whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent
of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
And at what instant I shall
speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build
and to plant it; If 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.