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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 was making a work on the wheels. When the vessel that he made of the clay was marred in the hand of the potter, he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

Isaiah 29:16

You turn things upside down! Should the potter be thought to be like clay; that the thing made should say about him who made it, "He didn't make me;" or the thing formed say of him who formed it, "He has no understanding?"

Isaiah 41:25

"I have raised up one from the north, and he has come; from the rising of the sun, one who calls on my name; and he shall come on rulers as on mortar, and as the potter treads clay.

Isaiah 45:9

Woe to him who strives with his Maker -- a clay pot among the clay pots of the earth! Shall the clay ask him who fashions it, 'What are you making?' or your work, 'He has no hands?'

Leviticus 6:28

But the earthen vessel in which it is boiled shall be broken; and if it is boiled in a bronze vessel, it shall be scoured, and rinsed in water.

Leviticus 11:33

Every earthen vessel, into which any of them falls, all that is in it shall be unclean, and you shall break it.

Leviticus 14:5

The priest shall command them to kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.

Leviticus 15:12

"'The earthen vessel, which he who has the discharge touches, shall be broken; and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

Lamentations 4:2

The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, How are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

Jeremiah 19:1-3

Thus said Yahweh, 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 to the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the gate Harsith, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell you; and say, Hear the word of Yahweh, kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem: thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, Behold, I will bring evil on this place, which whoever hears, his ears shall tingle.

Numbers 5:17

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

Jeremiah 32:14

Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Take these deeds, this deed of the purchase which is sealed, and this deed 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 exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves.

Daniel 2:31-35

You, O king, saw, and behold, a great image. This image, which was mighty, and whose brightness was excellent, stood before you; and its aspect was awesome. As for this image, its head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass, its legs of iron, its feet part of iron, and part of clay.read more.
You saw until a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken in pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, so that no place was found for them: and the stone that struck the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

Daniel 2:41-45

Whereas you saw the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, because you saw the iron mixed with miry clay. As the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. Whereas you saw the iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men; but they shall not cling to one another, even as iron does not mingle with clay.read more.
In the days of those kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people; but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Because you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God has made known to the king what shall happen hereafter: and the dream is certain, and its interpretation sure.

1 Kings 7:46

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

2 Chronicles 4:17

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

Nahum 3:14

Draw water for the siege. Strengthen your fortresses. Go into the clay, and tread the mortar. Make the brick kiln strong.

Jeremiah 43:9

Take great stones in your hand, and hide them in mortar in the brick work, which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah;

Leviticus 14:42

They shall take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he shall take other mortar, and shall plaster the house.

Job 38:14

It is changed as clay under the seal, and stands forth as a garment.

Ezekiel 4:1

You also, son of man, take a tile, and lay it before yourself, and portray on it a city, even Jerusalem:

Job 13:12

Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defenses are defenses of clay.

Job 4:18-19

Behold, he puts no trust in his servants. He charges his angels with error. How much more, those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!

Job 27:16

Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;

2 Timothy 2:20

Now in a large house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of clay. Some are for honor, and some for dishonor.

Job 10:9

Remember, I beg you, that you have fashioned me as clay. Will you bring me into dust again?

Job 33:6

Behold, I am toward God even as you are. I am also formed out of the clay.

Jeremiah 18:6

House of Israel, can't I do with you as this potter? says Yahweh. Behold, as the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand, house of Israel.

Romans 9:19-21

You will say then to me, "Why does he still find fault? For who withstands his will?" But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed ask him who formed it, "Why did you make me like this?" Or hasn't the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel for honor, and another for dishonor?

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Clay » Figurative

Romans 9:21

Or hasn't the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel for honor, and another for dishonor?

Job 4:19

How much more, those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!

Isaiah 45:9

Woe to him who strives with his Maker -- a clay pot among the clay pots of the earth! Shall the clay ask him who fashions it, 'What are you making?' or your work, 'He has no hands?'

More verses: Jeremiah 18:6

Clay » Used by potter

Isaiah 45:9

Woe to him who strives with his Maker -- a clay pot among the clay pots of the earth! Shall the clay ask him who fashions it, 'What are you making?' or your work, 'He has no hands?'

Isaiah 29:16

You turn things upside down! Should the potter be thought to be like clay; that the thing made should say about him who made it, "He didn't make me;" or the thing formed say of him who formed it, "He has no understanding?"

Isaiah 41:25

"I have raised up one from the north, and he has come; from the rising of the sun, one who calls on my name; and he shall come on rulers as on mortar, and as the potter treads clay.

Clay » Symbolical

Daniel 2:33-41

its legs of iron, its feet part of iron, and part of clay. You saw until a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken in pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, so that no place was found for them: and the stone that struck the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. read more.
This is the dream; and we will tell its interpretation before the king. You, O king, are king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, and the strength, and the glory; and wherever the children of men dwell, the animals of the field and the birds of the sky has he given into your hand, and has made you to rule over them all: you are the head of gold. After you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you; and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. The fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron, because iron breaks in pieces and subdues all things; and as iron that crushes all these, shall it break in pieces and crush. Whereas you saw the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, because you saw the iron mixed with miry clay.

Clay » Seals made of

Job 38:14

It is changed as clay under the seal, and stands forth as a garment.

Clay » Man formed from

Job 33:6

Behold, I am toward God even as you are. I am also formed out of the clay.

Clay » Blind man's eyes anointed with

John 9:6

When he had said this, he spat on the ground, made mud with the saliva, anointed the blind man's eyes with the mud,

Topics on Clay

Clay, Figurative Use

23;64;8

But now, Yahweh, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.

Clay, Uses

10;12;31

He brought forth the people who were therein, and put them under saws, and under iron picks, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brick kiln: and he did so to all the cities of the children of Ammon. David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.