Jeremiah 18:6
Good News Translation
"Don't I have the right to do with you people of Israel what the potter did with the clay? You are in my hands just like clay in the potter's hands.

Contemporary English Version
People of Israel, I, the LORD, have power over you, just as a potter has power over clay.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cannot I do with you, as this potter, O house of Israel, saith the Lord? behold as clay is in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.

New American Bible
Can I not do to you, house of Israel, as this potter has done?—oracle of the LORD. Indeed, like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, house of Israel.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Cannot I do with you, as this potter, O house of Israel, saith the Lord? behold as clay is in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.

Jeremiah 18:4 And the vessel was broken which he was making of clay with his hands: and turning he made another vessel, as it seemed good in his eyes to make it.

Isaiah 64:8 And now, O Lord, thou art our father, and we are clay: and thou art our maker, and we all are the works of thy hands.

Daniel 4:23 But whereas he commanded, that the stump of the roots thereof, that is, of the tree, should be left: thy kingdom shall remain to thee, after thou shalt have known that power is from heaven.

Matthew 20:15 Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? Is thy eye evil, because I am good?

Romans 11:34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counsellor?

Context
The Potter and the Clay
5Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 6Cannot I do with you, as this potter, O house of Israel, saith the Lord? behold as clay is in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.7I will suddenly speak against a nation, and against a kingdom, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy it.…
Cross References
Matthew 20:15
Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? Is thy eye evil, because I am good?

Romans 9:20
O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it: Why hast thou made me thus?

Romans 9:21
Or hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump, to make one vessel unto honour and another unto dishonour?

Isaiah 45:9
Woe to him that gainsayeth his maker, a sherd of the earthen pots: shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it: What art thou making, and thy work is without hands?

Isaiah 64:8
And now, O Lord, thou art our father, and we are clay: and thou art our maker, and we all are the works of thy hands.

Jeremiah 18:5
Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

Additional Translations
“O house of Israel, can I not treat you as this potter treats his clay? declares the LORD. Just like clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? said the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.

O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith Jehovah. Behold, as the clay in the potter's hand, so are ye in my hand, O house of Israel.

Shall I not be able, O house of Israel, to do to you as this potter? behold, as the clay of the potter are ye in my hands.

House of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith Jehovah. Behold, as the clay in the potter's hand, so are ye in my hand, house of Israel.

O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

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 my hand, O house of Israel.

House of Israel, can't I do with you as this potter? says Yahweh. Behold, as the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand, house of Israel.

As this potter am I not able to do to you? O house of Israel, an affirmation of Jehovah. Lo, as clay in the hand of the potter, So are ye in My hand, O house of Israel.
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