But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.
Treasury of Scripture
Isaiah 63:16 Doubtless you are our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: you, O LORD, are our father...
Exodus 4:22 And you shall say to Pharaoh, Thus said the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
Deuteronomy 32:6 Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he your father that has bought you? has he not made you...
Galatians 3:26,29 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus...
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Isaiah 29:16 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...
Isaiah 45:9 Woe to him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth...
Jeremiah 18:2-6 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear my words...
Romans 9:20-24 No but, O man, who are you that reply against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me thus...
Isaiah 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yes, I have made him.
Isaiah 44:21,24 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for you are my servant: I have formed you; you are my servant: O Israel...
Job 10:8,9 Your hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet you do destroy me...
Psalm 100:3 Know you that the LORD he is God: it is he that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Psalm 119:73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.
Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures for ever: forsake not the works of your own hands.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.
ContextPrayer for Illustration of God's Power
1Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that the mountains might flow down at your presence, 2As when the melting fire burns, the fire causes the waters to boil, to make your name known to your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at your presence! 3When you did terrible things which we looked not for, you came down, the mountains flowed down at your presence. 4For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O God, beside you, what he has prepared for him that waits for him. 5You meet him that rejoices and works righteousness, those that remember you in your ways: behold, you are wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved. 6But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. 7And there is none that calls on your name, that stirs up himself to take hold of you: for you have hid your face from us, and have consumed us, because of our iniquities. 8But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand. 9Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech you, we are all your people. 10Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. 11Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised you, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste. 12Will you refrain yourself for these things, O LORD? will you hold your peace, and afflict us very sore?
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
But now, O Jehovah, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
And now, O Lord, thou art our father, and we are clay: and thou art our maker, and we all are the works of thy hands.
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.
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.
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.