The word that hath been unto Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying,
Rise, and thou hast gone down [to] the potter's house, and there I cause thee to hear My words;
and I go down [to] the potter's house, and lo, he is doing a work on the stones,
and marred is the vessel that he is making, as clay in the hand of the potter, and he hath turned and he maketh it another vessel, as it was right in the eyes of the potter to make.
And there is a word of Jehovah to me, saying:
As this potter am I not able to do to you? O house of Israel, an affirmation of Jehovah. Lo, as clay in the hand of the potter, So [are] ye in My hand, O house of Israel.
The moment I speak concerning a nation, And concerning a kingdom, To pluck up and to break down, and to destroy,
And that nation hath turned from its evil, Because I have spoken against it, Then I have repented of the evil that I thought to do to it.
And the moment I speak concerning a nation, And concerning a kingdom, to build, and to plant,
And it hath done the evil thing in Mine eyes, So as not to hearken to My voice, Then I have repented of the good That I have spoken of doing to it.