Jeremiah 18:1-6 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.