Jeremiah 18:1-10 NLT

1 The LORD gave another message to Jeremiah. He said,
2 "Go down to the shop where clay pots and jars are made. I will speak to you while you are there."
3 So I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel.
4 But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so the potter squashed the jar into a lump of clay and started again.
5 Then the LORD gave me this message:
6 "O Israel, can I not do to you as this potter has done to his clay? As the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand.
7 If I announce that a certain nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down, and destroyed,
8 but then that nation renounces its evil ways, I will not destroy it as I had planned.
9 And if I announce that I will build up and plant a certain nation or kingdom, making it strong and great,
10 but then that nation turns to evil and refuses to obey me, I will not bless that nation as I had said I would.