This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord:
Jer 18:2 "Go down to the potter's house, and there I will give you my message."
Jer 18:3 So I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel.
Jer 18:4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
Jer 18:5 Then the word of the Lord came to me:
Jer 18:6 "O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?" declares the Lord. "Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.