The broken jug (Jer 19:10-19:11)

“Then you shall break the jug

In the sight

Of those who went with you.

You shall say to them.

‘Thus says Yahweh of hosts.

So will I break this people

As well as this city.

Just as one breaks a potter’s vessel,

So that it can never be mended.”

Now we are back to the earthen jug and the people with him. Yahweh told Jeremiah that he was to break the jar in the sight of others. Then he was to say that Yahweh was going to break his people as well as this city in the same way. They were going to be broken, so that they could never be put back together, just like this potter’s earthen jug.