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Jeremiah 18:1-10 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying , 1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
2 Arise , and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. 2 "Go down to the potter's house, and there I will give you my message."
3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. 3 So I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel.
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter : so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. 4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying , 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me:
6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter ? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel. 6 "O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?" declares the LORD. "Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
7 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up , and to pull down , and to destroy it; 7 If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed,
8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced , turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. 8 and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.
9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it; 9 And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted,
10 If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them. 10 and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.