Jeremiah 18 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)
The Potter’s House
18 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 “Get up, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will reveal my words to you.”
3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and he was making something on the wheel. 4 But the pot he was forming out of the clay was ruined as he shaped it with his hands, so the potter formed it into a different pot, whatever he saw fit to make.
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me.
6 House of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does? declares the Lord. See, like clay in the potter’s hands, that is what you are in my hands, house of Israel. 7 One time I may say that a nation or a kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down, and destroyed, 8 but if that nation I spoke about repents of its evil, then I will relent and not bring the disaster I had planned to bring against it. 9 Another time I may say that a nation or a kingdom is to be built and planted, 10 but if they do what is evil in my sight by not listening to my voice, then I will not bring about the good I said I would do for them.
11 Now therefore say this to the men of Judah and to those who live in Jerusalem. This is what the Lord says. Look! I am forming a disaster against you. I am devising a plan against you. Turn from your evil ways, each of you, and reform your ways and your actions.
12 But they will say, “It is hopeless! Each of us will always walk in the stubbornness of his own evil heart.”
13 Therefore this is what the Lord says.
Ask among the nations,
A Plot Against Jeremiah
18 Some people said, “Come on! Let’s make plans against Jeremiah, because the law will not vanish from the priest, nor guidance from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come on, let’s attack him with words and pay no attention to anything he says.”
19 Listen to me, Lord.