1 The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh as follows,
2 'Get up and make your way down to the potter's house, and there I shall tell you what I have to say.'
Heb 1:1 Jer 19:1-2 Acts 9:6 Amos 7:7 Ezek 4:1-5 Isa 20:2 Jer 13:1
3 So I went down to the potter's house; and there he was, working at the wheel.
Acts 26:19 John 15:14 Jonah 1:3
4 But the vessel he was making came out wrong, as may happen with clay when a potter is at work. So he began again and shaped it into another vessel, as he thought fit.
Rom 9:20-23 Jer 18:6 Isa 45:9
5 Then the word of Yahweh came to me as follows,
6 'House of Israel, can I not do to you what this potter does? Yahweh demands. Yes, like clay in the potter's hand, so you are in mine, House of Israel.
Isa 64:8 Isa 45:9 Matt 20:15 Dan 4:23 Jer 18:4 Rom 9:20-21 Rom 11:34
7 Sometimes I announce that I shall uproot, break down and destroy a certain nation or kingdom,
Jer 1:10 Jer 12:14-17 Jer 25:9-14 Jer 45:4 Amos 9:8 Jonah 3:4
8 but should the nation I have threatened abandon its wickedness, I then change my mind about the disaster which I had intended to inflict on it.
Ezek 18:21 Hos 11:8 Jer 26:13 Jer 26:3 Judg 2:18 Joel 2:13-14 Jonah 3:9-10
9 Sometimes I announce that I shall build up and plant a certain nation or kingdom,
Jer 1:10 Jer 31:28 Amos 9:11-15 Jer 11:17 Eccl 3:2 Jer 30:18 Jer 31:4
10 but should that nation do what displeases me and refuse to listen to my voice, I then change my mind about the good which I was intending to confer on it.
1Sam 2:30 1Sam 13:13 Ezek 33:18 1Sam 15:11 Ezek 18:24 Ps 125:5 1Sam 15:35
11 So now, say this to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, "Yahweh says this: Listen, I am preparing a disaster for you, I am working out a plan against you. So now, each one of you, turn back from your evil ways, amend your conduct and actions."
2Kgs 17:13 Isa 1:16-19 Jer 35:15 Isa 55:6-7 Jer 7:3 Jer 25:5 Acts 26:20
12 They, however, will say, "It is no use! We shall follow our own plans; each of us will act on his own wicked inclinations." '
Jer 2:25 Deut 29:19 Isa 57:10 Jer 7:24 Jer 16:12 Jer 3:17 Mark 7:21-22
13 Therefore, Yahweh says this, 'Ask, please, among the nations if anyone has heard anything like this. The Virgin of Israel has done a very horrible thing.
Jer 5:30 Hos 6:10 Isa 66:8 Jer 23:14 Jer 2:10-13 Jer 14:17 Jer 31:4
14 Does the snow of Lebanon ever leave the rocks of its slopes? Do the rivers of foreign lands, their cold flowing waters, ever run dry?
15 And yet my people have forgotten me! They burn incense to a Nothing! They have been made to stumble in their ways, the ancient paths, to walk in paths, on an unmade road,
Jer 6:16 Isa 57:14 Jer 2:32 Jer 10:15 Hos 11:2 Jer 2:13 Mal 2:8
16 to make their country an object of horror, everlastingly derided: every passer-by will be appalled at it and shake his head.
Jer 25:9 Ps 22:7 Jer 50:13 1Kgs 9:8 Ezek 33:28-29 Jer 19:8 Jer 49:13
17 Like the east wind, I shall scatter them before the enemy. I shall show them my back, not my face, the day they are ruined.'
Jer 13:24 Jer 2:27 Hos 13:15 Job 27:21 Ps 48:7 Jer 32:33 Jer 46:21
18 'Come on,' they said, 'let us concoct a plot against Jeremiah, for the Law will not perish for lack of priests, nor advice for lack of wise men, nor the word for lack of prophets. Come on, let us slander him and pay no attention to anything he says.'
Ps 52:2 Jer 11:19 Mal 2:7 Mic 2:1-3 Ps 21:11 Ps 64:3 Isa 32:7
19 Pay attention to me, Yahweh, hear what my adversaries are saying.
Neh 6:9 Jer 20:12 Mic 7:8 Ps 55:16-17 Ps 109:28 2Kgs 19:16 Luke 6:11-12
20 Should evil be returned for good? Now they are digging a pit for me. Remember how I pleaded before you and spoke good of them, to turn your retribution away from them.
Ps 35:7 Ps 57:6 Ps 106:23 1Sam 24:17-19 Ps 35:12 Eccl 10:8 Jer 18:22
21 So, hand their sons over to famine, abandon them to the edge of the sword. Let their wives become childless and widowed. Let their husbands die of plague, their young men be cut down by the sword in battle.
Ps 109:9-20 Amos 4:10 Deut 32:25 Exod 22:24 Jer 9:21 Jer 15:8 Jer 16:3-4
22 Let cries re-echo from their houses as you bring raiders suddenly on them. For they have dug a pit to catch me, they have laid snares to trap my feet.
Jer 6:26 Ps 140:5 Jer 25:34-36 Zeph 1:10-11 Ps 56:5-7 Zeph 1:16 Isa 10:30
23 But you, Yahweh, know all about their murderous plot against me. Do not forgive their guilt, do not efface their sin from your sight. Let them be hurled down before you, deal with them while you are angry!
Isa 2:9 Neh 4:4-5 Ps 35:4 Ps 69:22-28 Ps 109:14-15 Isa 10:3 Jer 8:12