Yet O lord, thou art our Father;
we are the clay, and thou art our potter;
we are all the work of thy hand.- Isaiah 64:8Leviticus 14:5
Then the priest shall order that one of the birds be killed over fresh water in a clay pot.
Then they are to take other stones to replace these and take new clay and plaster the house.
He shall kill one of the birds over fresh water in a clay pot.
Then he shall take some holy water in a clay jar and put some dust from the tabernacle floor into the water.
1 Kings 7:46
The king had them cast in clay molds in the plain of the Jordan between Succoth and Zarethan.
Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again?
I am just like you before God; I too have been taken from clay.
And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.
You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, "He did not make me"? Can the pot say of the potter, "He knows nothing"?
"I have stirred up one from the north, and he comes- one from the rising sun who calls on my name. He treads on rulers as if they were mortar, as if he were a potter treading the clay.
"Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker, to him who is but a potsherd among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say, 'He has no hands'?
This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD : "Go down to the potter's house, and there I will give you my message." So I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 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. Then the word of the LORD came to me: "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.
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.
"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.
This is what the LORD says: "Go and buy a clay jar from a potter. Take along some of the elders of the people and of the priests.
"This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Take these documents, both the sealed and unsealed copies of the deed of purchase, and put them in a clay jar so they will last a long time.
"While the Jews are watching, take some large stones with you and bury them in clay in the brick pavement at the entrance to Pharaoh's palace in Tahpanhes.
How the precious sons of Zion, once worth their weight in gold, are now considered as pots of clay, the work of a potter's hands!
"Now, son of man, take a clay tablet, put it in front of you and draw the city of Jerusalem on it.
Draw water for the siege, strengthen your defenses! Work the clay, tread the mortar, repair the brickwork!
Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?
2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us.
2 Timothy 2:20
In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble.
Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for beauty and another for menial use?
- And in the stillness of the morning when I wake and sit at my potter’s wheel, I ponder as to what I am to fashion from the lump of clay. I hear the wisdom of God speaking within me and reminding me that unlike me, He does not ponder what it is I am to be in His hands. He knows what I was, what I am, and what it is I am to be. So there I rest, in the assurance of His hands, me, my wheel and my lump of clay.- My Lord, my God; Lifting me gently by the seams....