Bible verses about "clay" | ISV

Romans 9:21

21 A potter has the right to do what he wants to with his clay, doesn't he? He can make something for a special occasion or something for ordinary use from the same lump of clay.

Psalms 100:3

3 Acknowledge that the LORD is God. He made us and we belong to him; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

Jeremiah 18:1-23

1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 "Arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I'll allow you to hear my words." 3 So I went down to the potter's house, and there he was doing work at the potter's wheel. 4 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. 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me: 6 "Israel, can't I deal with you like this potter?" declares the LORD. "Look, Israel, like clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand. 7 At one moment I may speak about a nation or a kingdom to uproot it, pull it down, or destroy it. 8 But if that nation about which I spoke turns from its evil way, I'll change my mind about the disaster that I had planned for it. 9 At another moment I may speak about a nation or kingdom to build it or plant it. 10 But if that nation does evil in my eyes by not obeying me, I'll change my mind about the good that I said I would bring on it. 11 "Now say to the people of Judah and to the residents of Jerusalem, 'This is what the LORD says: "Look, I'm designing a disaster just for you, and I'm making plans against you. Each one of you must repent from his evil way. Make your ways and deeds right."' 12 But they'll say, 'It's useless! We will follow our plans and each of us will pursue his own evil desires.' 13 "Therefore, this is what the LORD says: 'Ask the nations. Who has ever heard of anything like this? You have done a most horrible thing, virgin Israel. 14 Does the snow of Lebanon ever vanish from its rocky slopes? Or does the cold water from a foreign land ever cease to flow? 15 Yet my people have forgotten me, and they burn incense to worthless idols that make them stumble in their journey on the ancient paths. They walk on trails, on a way that is not built up. 16 They make their land into a desolate place, an object of lasting scorn. All who pass by will be appalled and will shake their heads. 17 'Like the east wind, I'll scatter them before the enemy. I'll show them my back and not my face, on the day of their downfall.'" 18 Then they said, "Come, let's make up a plot against Jeremiah. After all, the priest's instruction, the wise man's counsel, and the prophet's word won't be destroyed. So let's verbally attack him. Pay no attention to anything he says!" 19 LORD, pay attention to me. Listen to the voice of my accusers! 20 Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit to take my life. Remember! I stood before you and spoke good on their behalf in order to turn your wrath away from them. 21 Therefore, make their children undergo famine, and deliver them over to death in time of war. May their women be childless widows! May their men be slaughtered! May their young men be slain by the sword in battle! 22 Let a cry be heard from their houses because you have brought a raiding party against them suddenly. For they have dug a pit to capture me and have set traps for my feet. 23 But you, Lord, know all their plots to kill me. Don't forgive their iniquity, and don't erase their sin from your sight. Let them stumble before you. When it's time for you to be angry, act against them!

Jeremiah 18:6

6 "Israel, can't I deal with you like this potter?" declares the LORD. "Look, Israel, like clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand.

Isaiah 45:9

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Jeremiah 1:5

5 "I knew you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart for me before you were born; I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations."

2 Timothy 2:20

20 In a large house there are not only utensils made of gold and silver, but also those made of wood and clay. Some are for special use, while others are for ordinary use.

Psalms 139:13-16

13 It was you who formed my internal organs, fashioning me within my mother's womb. 14 I praise you, because you are fearful and wondrous! Your work is wonderful, and I am fully aware of it. 15 My frame was not hidden from you while I was being crafted in a hidden place, knit together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes looked upon my embryo, and everything was recorded in your book. The days scheduled for my formation were inscribed, even though not one of them had come yet.

Isaiah 29:16

Romans 9:20-22

20 On the contrary, who are you {— } mere man that you are {— } to talk back to God? Can an object that was molded say to the one who molded it, "Why did you make me like this?" 21 A potter has the right to do what he wants to with his clay, doesn't he? He can make something for a special occasion or something for ordinary use from the same lump of clay. 22 Now if God wants to demonstrate his wrath and reveal his power, can't he be extremely patient with the objects of his wrath that are made for destruction?

Job 10:8-12

8 Your hands formed and fashioned me, but then you have destroyed me all at once on all sides. 9 "'Please remember that you've made me like clay and you'll return me to dust. 10 Didn't you pour me out like milk and let me congeal like cheese? 11 You covered me with skin and flesh, weaving me together with bones and sinews. 12 You gave life and gracious love to me; your providential care has preserved my spirit.

2 Corinthians 4:7

7 But we have this treasure in clay jars to show that its extraordinary power comes from God and not from us.

Genesis 2:7

7 So the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground, breathed life into his lungs, and the man became a living being.

Jeremiah 18:2-6

2 "Arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I'll allow you to hear my words." 3 So I went down to the potter's house, and there he was doing work at the potter's wheel. 4 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. 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me: 6 "Israel, can't I deal with you like this potter?" declares the LORD. "Look, Israel, like clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand.

Isaiah 64:8

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