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"?
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your turning

Isaiah 24:1
Behold, the LORD lays waste to the earth and leaves it in ruins. He will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants--

Acts 17:6
But when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some other brothers before the city officials, shouting, "These men who have turned the world upside down have now come here,

as the potter's

Isaiah 45:9, 10
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'? . . .

Jeremiah 18:1-10
This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: . . .

Romans 9:19, 21
One of you will say to me, "Then why does God still find fault? For who can resist His will?" . . .

or shall

Isaiah 45:11
Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker: "How dare you question Me concerning My sons, or instruct Me about the work of My hands?

Psalm 94:8, 9
Take notice, O senseless among the people! O fools, when will you be wise? . . .

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New American Standard Bible
You turn things around! Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, That what is made would say to its maker, "He did not make me"; Or what is formed say to him who formed it, "He has no understanding "?

King James Bible
Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have turned things around, as if the potter were the same as the clay. How can what is made say about its maker," He didn't make me"? How can what is formed say about the one who formed it," He doesn't understand what he's doing"?

International Standard Version
He has turned the tables on you — as if the potter were thought to be like heat. Can what is made say of the one who made it, 'He did not make me?' Or can what is formed say of the ones who formed it, 'He has no skill?'

NET Bible
Your thinking is perverse! Should the potter be regarded as clay? Should the thing made say about its maker, "He didn't make me"? Or should the pottery say about the potter, "He doesn't understand"?
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