Does an ax raise itself above the one who swings it? Does a saw boast over him who saws with it? It would be like a staff waving the one who lifts it! It would be like a staff lifting him who is not wood!
Cross ReferencesRomans 9:20
But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? Shall what is formed say to Him who formed it, "Why have you made me like this?"
Does not the potter have the right to make from the same lump of clay one vessel for special occasions and another for common use?
On that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the Euphrates--the king of Assyria--to shave your head and the hair of your legs, and to remove your beard as well.
Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger; the staff in their hands is My wrath.
You have turned things upside down, as if the potter were regarded as clay. Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, "He did not make me"? Can the pottery say of the potter, "He has no understanding"?
Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker--one clay pot among many. Does the clay ask the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say, 'He has no hands'?
"You are My war club, My weapon for battle. With you I shatter nations; with you I bring kingdoms to ruin.
Chapter Outline1. The woe of tyrants
5. Assyria, the rod of hypocrites, for its pride shall be broken
20. A remnant of Israel shall be saved
23. Judah is comforted with promise of deliverance from Assyria
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Psalm 17:13, 14
Romans 9:20, 21
itself, as if it were no wood.
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