The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD,saying ,
2Arise , and go down to the potter'shouse, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.3
Then I went down to the potter'shouse, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.a4
And the vessel that he made of clayb was marred in the hand of the potter : so he made it againanothervessel, as seemedgood 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'shand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.7
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 doevil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.