I went down to the potter's house
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.
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
O house of Israel,
cannot I do with you as this potter?
saith the LORD.
as the clay is in the potter's hand,
so are ye in mine hand...