Jeremiah 18:1-10 CSB

Parable of the Potter

1 [This is] the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord:

References for Jeremiah 18:1

      2 "Go down at once to the potter's house; there I will reveal My words to you."
      3 So I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, working away at the wheel.a

      References for Jeremiah 18:3

        • a 18:3 - Lit pair of stones
          4 But the jar that he was making from the clay became flawed in the potter's hand, so he made it into another jar, as it seemed right for him to do.b

          References for Jeremiah 18:4

              5 The word of the Lord came to me:
              6 "House of Israel, can I not treat you as this potter [treats his clay]?"-[this is] the Lord's declaration. "Just like clay in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, house of Israel.c

              References for Jeremiah 18:6

                • c 18:6 - Gn 2:7-8; Isa 43:1; 64:8
                  7 At one moment I might announce concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will uproot, tear down, and destroy [it].d

                  References for Jeremiah 18:7

                    • d 18:7 - Jr 1:10; 24:6; 31:28
                      8 However, if that nation I have made an announcement about, turns from its evil, I will not bring the disaster on it I had planned.e

                      References for Jeremiah 18:8

                        • e 18:8 - Jr 42:10; 2 Sm 24:1; Jnh 3:10
                          9 At [another] time I announce that I will build and plant a nation or a kingdom.f

                          References for Jeremiah 18:9

                              10 However, if it does what is evil in My sight by not listening to My voice, I will not bring the good I had said I would do to it.g

                              References for Jeremiah 18:10

                                • g 18:10 - Ezk 18:25-29; 33:12-13