New International Version
Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
King James Bible
But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Darby Bible Translation
And now, Jehovah, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
World English Bible
But now, Yahweh, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.
Young's Literal Translation
And now, O Jehovah, thou art our Father, We are the clay, and Thou our Framer, And the work of Thy hand -- all of us.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But, now, O Lord, thou art our Father "But thou, O Jehovah, thou art our Father" - For ועתה veattah, and now, five MSS., one of them ancient, and the two oldest editions, 1486 and 1488, have ואתה veattah, and thou, and so the Chaldee seems to have read. The repetition has great force. The other word may be well spared. "But now, O Lord, thou art our Father." How very affectionate is the complaint in this and the following verses! But how does the distress increase, when they recollect the desolations of the temple, and ruin of public worship, Isaiah 64:11 : "Our holy and beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burnt up with fire," etc.
We all are the work of thy hand - Three MSS. (two of them ancient) and the Septuagint read מעשה maaseh, the work, without the conjunction ו vau prefixed. And for ידך yadecha, thy hand, the Bodleian, and two others MSS., the Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate read ידיך yadeycha, thy hands, in the plural number. - L.
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Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
You are doing the works of your own father." "We are not illegitimate children," they protested. "The only Father we have is God himself."
But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? "Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, 'Why did you make me like this?'"
Then say to Pharaoh, 'This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son,
Does it please you to oppress me, to spurn the work of your hands, while you smile on the plans of the wicked?
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
The LORD Almighty will bless them, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance."
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