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34 Bible Verses about Clay

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Jeremiah 18:3-4

Then I went down to the potter's house; and, behold, he wrought a work upon a wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was broken in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

Isaiah 29:16

Surely your subversion shall be as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He did not make me? or shall the vessel say of him that made it, He did not understand?

Isaiah 41:25

I have raised up one from the north, and he came from the rising of the sun; he called in my name and came unto princes as upon clay and as the potter treads clay.

Isaiah 45:9

Woe unto him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashions it, What doth thou make; thy work has no form?

Leviticus 6:28

But the earthen vessel wherein it is cooked shall be broken; and if it is cooked in a brazen pot, it shall be both scoured and rinsed in water.

Leviticus 11:33

And every earthen vessel into which any of them falls, whatever is in it shall be unclean; and ye shall break the vessel.

Leviticus 14:5

and the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel upon living water;

Leviticus 15:12

And the vessel of earth that the one that has the issue touches shall be broken, and every vessel of wood shall be washed with water.

Lamentations 4:2

Beth The sons of Zion, precious and esteemed more than pure gold, how are they taken for earthen vessels, the work of the hands of the potter!

Jeremiah 19:1-3

Thus hath the LORD said, Go and buy a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the elders of the people and of the elders of the priests; and go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry by the east gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee. Therefore thou shalt say, Hear ye the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem. Thus saith the LORD of the hosts, God of Israel: Behold, I bring evil upon this place, such that whoever hears of it, his ears shall tingle.

Numbers 5:17

Then the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take and put it into the water.

Jeremiah 32:14

Thus hath the LORD of the hosts, the God of Israel, said: Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both that which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel that they may continue many days.

2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure in clay vessels that the excellency of the virtue may be of God, and not of us.

Daniel 2:31-35

Thou, O king, didst see and behold a great image. This image, which was very large and whose glory was very sublime, stood before thee, and its form was terrible. The head of this image was of fine gold, its breasts and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass, its legs of iron, its feet part of iron and part of baked clay.read more.
Thou didst see until a stone was cut out, not with hands, which smote the image upon its feet that were of iron and baked clay and broke them to pieces. Then was the iron, the baked clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold broken to pieces together and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away that no place was found for them again; and the stone that smote the image was made into a great mountain that filled the whole earth.

Daniel 2:41-45

And whereas thou didst see the feet and toes, part of baked potters' clay and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divisive; but there shall be in it some of the strength of the iron, such as thou didst see the iron mixed with baked clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron and part of baked clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly fragile. Concerning that which thou didst see, the iron mixed with baked clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men, but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron does not mix with clay.read more.
And in the days of those kings the God of heaven shall raise up a kingdom which eternally shall never become corrupted, and this kingdom shall not be left to another people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. In the manner which thou didst see that out of the mountain was cut one stone, not with hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God has shown the king what shall come to pass hereafter; and the dream is true, and its interpretation sure.

1 Kings 7:46

And the king caused them all to be cast in the plain of the Jordan, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarthan.

2 Chronicles 4:17

In the plain of the Jordan did the king cast them, in clay of the ground, between Succoth and Zeredathah.

Nahum 3:14

Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the mortar, make strong the brickkiln.

Jeremiah 43:9

Take great stones in thine hand and cover them with clay in a brickkiln, which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah;

Leviticus 14:42

and they shall take other stones and put them in the place of the stones that were removed; and he shall take other mortar and shall plaster the house.

Job 38:14

It is transformed as clay to the seal and then stands as a garment;

Ezekiel 4:1

Thou also, son of man, take a tile and lay it before thee and portray upon it the city of Jerusalem

Job 13:12

Your memories shall be compared unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

Job 4:18-19

Behold, he put no trust in his slaves, and his angels he charged with folly. How much more with those that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who shall be crushed by the moth!

Job 27:16

Though he heaps up silver as the dust and prepares raiment as the clay,

2 Timothy 2:20

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of clay, and likewise some to honour, and some to dishonour.

Job 10:9

Remember now that thou hast formed me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

Job 33:6

Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead; I also am formed out of the clay.

Jeremiah 18:6

O house of Israel, can I not 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.

Romans 9:19-21

Thou wilt say then unto me, Why does he become angry? For who shall resist his will? Rather, O man, who art thou to reply against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Has not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour and another unto dishonour?

From Thematic Bible


Clay » Figurative

Romans 9:21

Has not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour and another unto dishonour?

Job 4:19

How much more with those that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who shall be crushed by the moth!

Isaiah 45:9

Woe unto him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashions it, What doth thou make; thy work has no form?

More verses: Jeremiah 18:6

Clay » Used by potter

Isaiah 45:9

Woe unto him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashions it, What doth thou make; thy work has no form?

Isaiah 29:16

Surely your subversion shall be as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He did not make me? or shall the vessel say of him that made it, He did not understand?

Isaiah 41:25

I have raised up one from the north, and he came from the rising of the sun; he called in my name and came unto princes as upon clay and as the potter treads clay.

Clay » Symbolical

Daniel 2:33-41

its legs of iron, its feet part of iron and part of baked clay. Thou didst see until a stone was cut out, not with hands, which smote the image upon its feet that were of iron and baked clay and broke them to pieces. Then was the iron, the baked clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold broken to pieces together and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away that no place was found for them again; and the stone that smote the image was made into a great mountain that filled the whole earth. read more.
This is the dream, and we will tell its interpretation before the king. Thou, O king, art king of kings, for the God of heaven has given thee the kingdom, the power, and the strength, and the majesty. And everything that is inhabited by children of men, beasts of the field, and fowls of the heaven, he has given into thine hand, and has made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the land. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron; and as iron breaks in pieces and subdues all things, and as iron that breaks all these things, it shall break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou didst see the feet and toes, part of baked potters' clay and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divisive; but there shall be in it some of the strength of the iron, such as thou didst see the iron mixed with baked clay.

Clay » Seals made of

Job 38:14

It is transformed as clay to the seal and then stands as a garment;

Clay » Man formed from

Job 33:6

Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead; I also am formed out of the clay.

Clay » Blind man's eyes anointed with

John 9:6

When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay

Topics on Clay

Clay, Figurative Use

23;64;8

But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; such that we all are the work of thy hands.

Clay, Uses

10;12;31

And he brought forth the people that were therein and put them under saws and under harrows of iron and under axes of iron and made them pass through the brickkiln, and thus did he unto all the cities of the sons of Ammon. So David and all the people returned unto Jerusalem.