2 Samuel 12:31
brought back the people who had lived in it, placing them under conscripted labor with saws, iron picks, and axes. He did this to every Ammonite city, and then David and his entire army returned to Jerusalem.
"You are stirring up one from the north, and they are coming from the rising of the sun; and he will be called by his name. Rulers will arrive like mud; just like a potter, he will trample the clay.
Like clay is molded by a signet ring, the earth's hills and valleys then stand out like the colors of a garment.
After saying this, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he spread the mud on the man's eyes
So I went down to the potter's house, and there he was doing work at the potter's wheel. But the vessel he was working on with the clay was ruined in the potter's hand. So he remade it into another vessel that seemed appropriate to him.
The earthen vessel in which it was boiled is to be broken, unless it was boiled in a bronze vessel, in which case it is to be polished very well and rinsed in water.
This is what the LORD says: "Go and buy a potter's clay jug. Take along some of the elders of the people and some of the elders of the priests. Go out to the Valley of Hinnom at the entrance to the Potsherd Gate, and there proclaim the words that I'm telling you. "You are to say, "Hear this message from the LORD, you kings of Judah and residents of Jerusalem!
1 Kings 7:46
The king had them cast in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarethan in the Jordan plain.
"Draw water, because a siege is coming! Strengthen your fortresses! Make the clay good and strong! Mix the mortar! Go get your brick molds!
"And now Son of Man, you are to take a brick, set it in front of you, and inscribe on it the outline of the city that is, Jerusalem.