The potter and Israel (Jer 18:5-18:6)

“Then the word of Yahweh

Came to me.

‘O house of Israel!

Can I not do with you

Just as this potter has done?’

Says Yahweh.

‘Just like the clay

In the potter’s hand,

So are you

In my hand.

O house of Israel!’”

As Jeremiah was at the potter’s house, the word of Yahweh came to him. Yahweh said that he could do to the house of Israel as the potter had done, since Israel was just like clay in his hand, similar to the clay in the potter’s hand.