Isaiah 45:9
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"Woeהֹ֗וי
(ho·vy)
1945: ah! alas! ha!a prim. interj.
to [the one] who quarrelsרָ֚ב
(rav)
7378: to strive, contenda prim. root
with his Maker--יֹ֣צְרֹ֔ו
(yo·tze·rov,)
3335: to form, fashiona prim. root
An earthenwareחֶ֖רֶשׂ
(che·res)
2789: earthenware, earthen vessel, sherd, potsherdfrom an unused word
vesselחַרְשֵׂ֣י
(char·sei)
2789: earthenware, earthen vessel, sherd, potsherdfrom an unused word
among 
 
854: with (denoting proximity)a prim. preposition
the vessels 
 
2789: earthenware, earthen vessel, sherd, potsherdfrom an unused word
of earth!אֲדָמָ֑ה
(a·da·mah;)
127: ground, landfrom the same as adam
Will the clayחֹ֤מֶר
(cho·mer)
2563a: cement, mortar, clayfrom chamar
sayהֲיֹאמַ֙ר
(ha·yo·mar)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
to the potter,לְיֹֽצְרֹו֙
(le·yo·tze·rov)
3335: to form, fashiona prim. root
'Whatמַֽה־
(mah-)
4100: what? how? anythinga prim. interrogative and indefinite particle
are you doing?'תַּעֲשֶׂ֔ה
(ta·'a·seh,)
6213a: do, makea prim. root
Or the thing you are makingוּפָעָלְךָ֖
(u·fa·'a·le·cha)
6467: doing, deed, workfrom paal
[say], 'He has noאֵין־
(ein-)
369: nothing, noughta prim. root
hands'?יָדַ֥יִם
(ya·da·yim)
3027: handa prim. root






KJV Lexicon
Woe
howy  (hoh'ee)
oh! -- ah, alas, ho, O, woe.
unto him that striveth
riyb  (reeb)
to toss, i.e. grapple; mostly figuratively, to wrangle, i.e. hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend
with his Maker
yatsar  (yaw-tsar')
to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively, to determine (i.e. form a resolution) -- earthen, fashion, form, frame, make(-r), potter, purpose.
Let the potsherd
cheres  (kheh'-res)
a piece of pottery -- earth(-en), (pot-)sherd, + stone.
strive with the potsherds
cheres  (kheh'-res)
a piece of pottery -- earth(-en), (pot-)sherd, + stone.
of the earth
'adamah  (ad-aw-maw')
soil (from its general redness) -- country, earth, ground, husband(-man) (-ry), land.
Shall the clay
chomer  (kho'mer)
a bubbling up, i.e. of water, a wave; of earth, mire or clay (cement); also a heap; hence, a chomer or dry measure -- clay, heap, homer, mire, motion.
say
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
to him that fashioneth
yatsar  (yaw-tsar')
to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively, to determine (i.e. form a resolution) -- earthen, fashion, form, frame, make(-r), potter, purpose.
it What makest
`asah  (aw-saw')
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application
thou or thy work
po`al  (po'-al)
an act or work (concretely) -- act, deed, do, getting, maker, work.
He hath no hands
yad  (yawd)
a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.),
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker-- An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, 'What are you doing?' Or the thing you are making say, 'He has no hands '?

King James Bible
Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Woe to the one who argues with his Maker-- one clay pot among many. Does clay say to the one forming it, What are you making? Or does your work say, He has no hands?

International Standard Version
"Woe to the one who quarrels with his makers, a mere potsherd with the potsherds of the earth! Woe to the one who says to the one forming him, 'What are you making?' or 'Your work has no human hands?'!

NET Bible
One who argues with his creator is in grave danger, one who is like a mere shard among the other shards on the ground! The clay should not say to the potter, "What in the world are you doing? Your work lacks skill!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How horrible it will be for the one who quarrels with his maker. He is pottery among other earthenware pots. Does the clay ask the one who shapes it, "What are you making?" Does your work say to you, "There are no handles"?

King James 2000 Bible
Woe unto him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashions it, What do you make? or of your work, He has no hands?
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