Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
But, now, O Yahweh, our father, thou art, - We are the clay, and, thou, art our potter, Yea the work of thy hand, are we all:
but, in very deed for this purpose, have I let thee remain, for the purpose of showing thee my might, - and that my name may be celebrated in all the earth.
Distress and anguish shall startle him, It shall overpower him, like a king ready for the onset:
Wilt thou even frustrate my justice? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest appear right?
The kings of earth take their station, and, grave men, have met by appointment together, - against Yahweh, and against his Anointed One saying :
There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel, to confront Yahweh.
I laid a snare for thee yea and thou wast captured O Babylon, when, thou wast not aware, - Thou wast found out yea and taken, For with Yahweh, hadst thou contended.
1 Corinthians 10:22
Or are we to provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we mightier than he?
Shall the clay
Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? Or, the saw, magnify itself, against him that wieldeth it? As if a rod, could wield, them who lift it up! As if a staff, could raise, what is, not wood!
Your perverseness! As if like clay, the potter could he reckoned; For shall, the thing made say of him that made it, he made me not? Or hath the thing fashioned ever said of him that fashioned it, He hath no understanding.
Like this potter, can I not deal with you O house of Israel? Demandeth Yahweh: Lo! as clay in the hand of the potter, So, are, ye, in my hand O house of Israel.
O man! Who, nevertheless, art, thou, that art answering again unto God? Shall the thing formed say unto him that formed it - Why didst thou make me thus?
Even yet, art thou exalting thyself over my people - in not letting them go?