The wordwhichcame to Jeremiah from the LORDsaying,
2"Arise and 1godown to the potter'shouse, and there I will announce My words to you."
Then I wentdown to the potter'shouse, and there he was, makingsomething on the awheel.
But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter ; so he remade it into anothervessel, as it pleased the potter to make.
Then the word of the LORDcame to me saying,
6"Can I not, O house of Israel, deal with you as thispotter does?" declares the LORD. "Behold, like the 2clay in the potter'shand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.
"At one moment I might speakconcerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to 3uproot, to pulldown, or to destroy it;
84if that nationagainstwhich I have spokenturns from its evil, I will b5relentconcerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.
"Or at another moment I might speakconcerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to 6build up or to plant it;
if it does7evil in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will c8thinkbetter of the good with which I had promised to dbless it.