Jeremiah 18:1
New International Version
This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:

New Living Translation
The LORD gave another message to Jeremiah. He said,

English Standard Version
The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:

Berean Study Bible
This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:

King James Bible
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,

New King James Version
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying:

New American Standard Bible
The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,

NASB 1995
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD saying,

NASB 1977
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD saying,

Amplified Bible
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD:

Christian Standard Bible
This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:

American Standard Version
The word which came to Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The word that was upon Jeremiah from before LORD JEHOVAH saying:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The word that came from the Lord to

Contemporary English Version
The LORD told me,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The word that came from Jeremias to the Lord, saying:

English Revised Version
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,

Good News Translation
The LORD said to me,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD spoke his word to Jeremiah. He said,

International Standard Version
The message that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:

JPS Tanakh 1917
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying:

Literal Standard Version
The word that has been to Jeremiah from YHWH, saying,

NET Bible
The LORD said to Jeremiah:

New Heart English Bible
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,

World English Bible
The word which came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
The word that hath been unto Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Potter and the Clay
1This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2“Go down at once to the potter’s house, and there I will reveal My message to you.”…

Cross References
Isaiah 29:16
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"?

Jeremiah 17:27
But if you do not listen to Me to keep the Sabbath day holy by not carrying a load while entering the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle an unquenchable fire in its gates to consume the citadels of Jerusalem.'"

Jeremiah 18:2
"Go down at once to the potter's house, and there I will reveal My message to you."


Treasury of Scripture

The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,









XVIII.

(1) The word which came to Jeremiah.--The message that follows comes in close sequence upon that of the preceding chapter, i.e., probably before the fourth year of the reign of Jehoiakim. It has the character of a last warning to king and people, and its rejection is followed in its turn by the more decisive use of the same symbol in Jeremiah 19

Verses 1-6. - The simple and familiar craft of the potter becomes a parable of religious truth (comp. Isaiah 29:16; Isaiah 45:9; Isaiah 64:8; Ecclus 33:13; Romans 9:20; and the account of man's creation in Genesis 2:7, which has doubtless given rise to the figure). God has the sovereign right to do as he wills with his own handiwork; thus much can be expressed by the figure. But the moral element in Jeremiah's teaching stands outside this, viz. that the Divine action is governed, not by mere caprice, but a regard for character. "The thought is not so much the arbitrariness as the patience of God, who will bring men to be what he would have them be in the end, as the potter eventually twists the clay to the shape he originally intended, stubborn as the clay may be." But whether Jeremiah meant the lesson which Mr. Maurice deduces from his words may be gravely doubted. It is not of individuals that the prophet is thinking, but of the nation, and not of the nation as destined to be all but certainly saved, but as placed before a serious and awful decision. (For different lessons derived from the same figure, see the ' Rabbi Ben Ezra' of Browning.) Egypt and Palestine were, as it seems, at one in the extreme simplicity of the potter's art. Dr. Birch has given us an account of the Egyptian potter at his work, as he appears in the pictorial representations at Beni Hassan ('Ancient Pottery,' pp. 33-35), and Dr. Thomson has described the procedure of a potter in modern Palestine ('The Land and the Book,' p. 520). The chief difference between them seems to be that in Egypt the wheel was turned with the left hand, and the vase shaped with the right, while in modern Palestine the wheel is turned with the fool "Taking a lump in his hand," says Dr. Thomson, "he placed it on the top of the wheel (which revolves horizontally), and smoothed it into a low cone, like the upper end of a sugar-loaf; then thrusting his thumb into the top of it, he opened a hole down through the center, and this he constantly widened by pressing the edges of the revolving cone between his hands. As it enlarged and became thinner, he gave it whatever shape he pleased with the utmost ease and expedition." It should be observed that in ver. 3 the "wheels," or rather "two wheels," spoken of are simply the two round plates which formed the horizontal lathe of the potter.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
This is the word
הַדָּבָר֙ (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

that
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

came
הָיָ֣ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

to
אֶֽל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Jeremiah
יִרְמְיָ֔הוּ (yir·mə·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3414: Jeremiah -- 'Yah loosens', the name of a number of Israelites

from the LORD:
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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