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34 Bible Verses about Clay

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Jeremiah 18:3-4

So I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, working away at the wheel. But the jar that he was making from the clay became flawed in the potter's hand, so he made it into another jar, as it seemed right for him to do.

Isaiah 29:16

You have turned things around, as if the potter were the same as the clay. How can what is made say about its maker, "He didn't make me"? How can what is formed say about the one who formed it, "He doesn't understand [what he's doing]"?

Isaiah 41:25

"I have raised up one from the north, and he has come, one from the east who invokes My name. He will march over rulers as if they were mud, like a potter who treads the clay.

Isaiah 45:9

"Woe to the one who argues with his Maker- one clay pot among many. Does clay say to the one forming it: What are you making? Or does your work [say]: He has no hands?

Leviticus 6:28

A clay pot in which the sin offering is boiled must be broken; if it is boiled in a bronze vessel, it must be scoured and rinsed with water.

Leviticus 11:33

If any of them falls into any clay pot, everything in it will become unclean; you must break it.

Leviticus 14:5

Then the priest will order that one of the birds be slaughtered over fresh water in a clay pot.

Leviticus 15:12

Any clay pot that the man with the discharge touches must be broken, while any wooden utensil must be rinsed with water.

Lamentations 4:2

Zion's precious people- [once] worth their weight in pure gold- how they are regarded as clay jars, the work of a potter's hands!

Jeremiah 19:1-3

This is what the Lord says: "Go, buy a potter's clay jug. Take some of the elders of the people and some of the elders of the priests and go out to the Valley of Hinnom near the entrance of the Potsherd Gate. Proclaim there the words I speak to you. Say: Hear the word of the Lord, kings of Judah and residents of Jerusalem. This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: I am going to bring such disaster on this place that everyone who hears about it will shudder

Numbers 5:17

Then the priest is to take holy water in a clay bowl, and take some of the dust from the tabernacle floor and put [it] in the water.

Jeremiah 32:14

'This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Take these scrolls-this purchase agreement with the sealed copy and this open copy-and put them in an earthen storage jar so they will last a long time.

2 Corinthians 4:7

Now we have this treasure in clay jars, so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us.

Daniel 2:31-35

"My king, as you were watching, a colossal statue appeared. That statue, tall and dazzling, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was terrifying. The head of the statue was pure gold, its chest and arms were silver, its stomach and thighs were bronze, its legs were iron, and its feet were partly iron and partly fired clay.read more.
As you were watching, a stone broke off without a hand touching it, struck the statue on its feet of iron and fired clay, and crushed them. Then the iron, the fired clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were shattered and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors. The wind carried them away, and not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

Daniel 2:41-45

You saw the feet and toes, partly of a potter's fired clay and partly of iron-it will be a divided kingdom, though some of the strength of iron will be in it. You saw the iron mixed with clay, and that the toes of the feet were part iron and part fired clay-part of the kingdom will be strong, and part will be brittle. You saw the iron mixed with clay-the peoples will mix with one another but will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with fired clay.read more.
"In the days of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, and this kingdom will not be left to another people. It will crush all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, but will itself endure forever. You saw a stone break off from the mountain without a hand touching it, and it crushed the iron, bronze, fired clay, silver, and gold. The great God has told the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its interpretation certain."

1 Kings 7:46

The king had them cast in clay molds in the Jordan Valley between Succoth and Zarethan.

2 Chronicles 4:17

The king had them cast in clay molds in the Jordan Valley between Succoth and Zeredah.

Nahum 3:14

Draw water for the siege; strengthen your fortresses. Step into the clay and tread the mortar; take hold of the brick-mold!

Jeremiah 43:9

"Pick up some large stones and set them in the mortar of the brick pavement that is at the opening of Pharaoh's palace at Tahpanhes. [Do this] in the sight of the Judean men

Leviticus 14:42

Then they must take different stones to replace the [former] ones and take additional plaster to replaster the house.

Job 38:14

The earth is changed as clay is by a seal; [its hills] stand out like [the folds of] a garment.

Ezekiel 4:1

"Now you, son of man, take a brick, set it in front of you, and draw the city of Jerusalem on it.

Job 13:12

Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ash; your defenses are made of clay.

Job 4:18-19

If God puts no trust in His servants and He charges His angels with foolishness, how much more those who dwell in clay houses, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like a moth!

Job 27:16

Though he piles up silver like dust and heaps up a wardrobe like clay-

2 Timothy 2:20

Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver bowls, but also those of wood and earthenware, some for special use, some for ordinary.

Job 10:9

Please remember that You formed me like clay. Will You now return me to dust?

Job 33:6

I am just like you before God; I was also pinched off from [a piece of] clay.

Jeremiah 18:6

"House of Israel, can I not treat you as this potter [treats his clay]?"-[this is] the Lord's declaration. "Just like clay in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, house of Israel.

Romans 9:19-21

You will say to me, therefore, "Why then does He still find fault? For who can resist His will?" But who are you-anyone who talks back to God? Will what is formed say to the one who formed it, "Why did you make me like this?" Or has the potter no right over His clay, to make from the same lump one piece of pottery for honor and another for dishonor?

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Clay » Figurative

Romans 9:21

Or has the potter no right over His clay, to make from the same lump one piece of pottery for honor and another for dishonor?

Job 4:19

how much more those who dwell in clay houses, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like a moth!

Isaiah 45:9

"Woe to the one who argues with his Maker- one clay pot among many. Does clay say to the one forming it: What are you making? Or does your work [say]: He has no hands?

More verses: Jeremiah 18:6

Clay » Used by potter

Isaiah 45:9

"Woe to the one who argues with his Maker- one clay pot among many. Does clay say to the one forming it: What are you making? Or does your work [say]: He has no hands?

Isaiah 29:16

You have turned things around, as if the potter were the same as the clay. How can what is made say about its maker, "He didn't make me"? How can what is formed say about the one who formed it, "He doesn't understand [what he's doing]"?

Isaiah 41:25

"I have raised up one from the north, and he has come, one from the east who invokes My name. He will march over rulers as if they were mud, like a potter who treads the clay.

Clay » Symbolical

Daniel 2:33-41

its legs were iron, and its feet were partly iron and partly fired clay. As you were watching, a stone broke off without a hand touching it, struck the statue on its feet of iron and fired clay, and crushed them. Then the iron, the fired clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were shattered and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors. The wind carried them away, and not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. read more.
"This was the dream; now we will tell the king its interpretation. Your Majesty, you are king of kings. The God of heaven has given you sovereignty, power, strength, and glory. Wherever people live-or wild animals, or birds of the air-He has handed them over to you and made you ruler over them all. You are the head of gold. "After you, there will arise another kingdom, inferior to yours, and then another, a third kingdom, of bronze, which will rule the whole earth. A fourth kingdom will be as strong as iron; for iron crushes and shatters everything, and like iron that smashes, it will crush and smash all the others. You saw the feet and toes, partly of a potter's fired clay and partly of iron-it will be a divided kingdom, though some of the strength of iron will be in it. You saw the iron mixed with clay,

Clay » Seals made of

Job 38:14

The earth is changed as clay is by a seal; [its hills] stand out like [the folds of] a garment.

Clay » Man formed from

Job 33:6

I am just like you before God; I was also pinched off from [a piece of] clay.

Clay » Blind man's eyes anointed with

John 9:6

After He said these things He spit on the ground, made some mud from the saliva, and spread the mud on his eyes.

Topics on Clay

Clay, Figurative Use

23;64;8

Yet Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are our potter; we all are the work of Your hands.

Clay, Uses

10;12;31

He removed the people who were in the city and put [them to work] with saws, iron picks, and iron axes, and to labor at brickmaking. He did the same to all the Ammonite cities. Then he and all his troops returned to Jerusalem.

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