But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.
I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon mortar, and as the potter treads clay.
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear my words. Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he worked a work on the wheels.read more.
And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? says the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found among the fragments of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to dip water out of the cistern.
Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the thing made say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing formed say of him that formed it, He had no understanding?
Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he worked a work on the wheels.
The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a princely price that I was valued at by them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear my words.
1 Chronicles 4:23
These were the potters, and those that dwelt at Netaim and Gederah: there they dwelt with the king for his work.
Thus says the LORD, Go and get a potter's earthen flask, and take of the elders of the people, and of the elders of the priests;
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.