AS THE CLAY IS IN THE POTTER’S HAND, SO ARE YOU IN MINE.
The word that was addressed to Jeremiah by the Lord, “Get up and make your way down to the potter’s house; there I shall let you hear what I have to say.” So I went down to the potter’s house; and there he was, working at the wheel. And whenever the vessel he was making came out wrong, as happens with the clay handled by potters, he would start afresh and work it into another vessel, as potters do. Then this word of the Lord was addressed to me, “House of Israel, can not I do to you what this potter does? – it is the Lord who speaks. Yes, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so you are in mine, House of Israel.”
V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.