KJV JER18 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekJER17.htm JER19.htm
18:1 The word [H1697] which came to Jeremiah [H3414] from the LORD [H3068] , saying [H559] ,
18:2 Arise [H6965] , and go down [H3381] to the potter's [H3335] house [H1004] , and there I will cause thee to hear [H8085] my words [H1697] .
18:3 Then I went down [H3381] to the potter's [H3335] house [H1004] , and, behold [H2009] , he wrought [H6213] a work [H4399] on the wheels [H70] .(wheels: or, frames, or, seats)
18:4 And the vessel [H3627] that he made [H6213] of clay [H2563] was marred [H7843] in the hand [H3027] of the potter [H3335] : so he made [H6213] it again [H7725] another [H312] vessel [H3627] , as seemed [H5869] good [H3474] to the potter [H3335] to make [H6213] [it].(of clay: or, was marred, as clay in the hand of the potter)(made it: Heb. returned and made, etc)
18:5 Then the word [H1697] of the LORD [H3068] came to me, saying [H559] ,
18:6 O house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] , cannot [H3201] I do [H6213] with you as this potter [H3335] ? saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] . Behold, as the clay [H2563] [is] in the potter's [H3335] hand [H3027] , so [are] ye in mine hand [H3027] , O house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] .
18:7 [At what] instant [H7281] I shall speak [H1696] concerning a nation [H1471] , and concerning a kingdom [H4467] , to pluck up [H5428] , and to pull down [H5422] , and to destroy [H6] [it];
18:8 If that nation [H1471] , against whom I have pronounced [H1696] , turn [H7725] from their evil [H7451] , I will repent [H5162] of the evil [H7451] that I thought [H2803] to do [H6213] unto them.
18:9 And [at what] instant [H7281] I shall speak [H1696] concerning a nation [H1471] , and concerning a kingdom [H4467] , to build [H1129] and to plant [H5193] [it];
18:10 If it do [H6213] evil [H7451] in my sight [H5869] , that it obey [H8085] not my voice [H6963] , then I will repent [H5162] of the good [H2896] , wherewith I said [H559] I would benefit [H3190] them.
18:11 Now therefore go to, speak [H559] to the men [H376] of Judah [H3063] , and to the inhabitants [H3427] of Jerusalem [H3389] , saying [H559] , Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] ; Behold, I frame [H3335] evil [H7451] against you, and devise [H2803] a device [H4284] against you: return [H7725] ye now every one [H376] from his evil [H7451] way [H1870] , and make your ways [H1870] and your doings [H4611] good [H3190] .
18:12 And they said [H559] , There is no hope [H2976] : but we will walk [H3212] after [H310] our own devices [H4284] , and we will every one [H376] do [H6213] the imagination [H8307] of his evil [H7451] heart [H3820] .
18:13 Therefore thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] ; Ask [H7592] ye now among the heathen [H1471] , who hath heard [H8085] such things: the virgin [H1330] of Israel [H3478] hath done [H6213] a very [H3966] horrible thing [H8186] .
18:14 Will [a man] leave [H5800] the snow [H7950] of Lebanon [H3844] [which cometh] from the rock [H6697] of the field [H7704] ? [or] shall the cold [H7119] flowing [H5140] waters [H4325] that come from another place [H2114] be forsaken [H5428] ?(the snow: or, my fields for a rock, or for the snow of Lebanon? shall the running waters be forsaken for the strange cold waters?)
18:15 Because my people [H5971] hath forgotten [H7911] me, they have burned incense [H6999] to vanity [H7723] , and they have caused them to stumble [H3782] in their ways [H1870] [from] the ancient [H5769] paths [H7635] [H7635] , to walk [H3212] in paths [H5410] , [in] a way [H1870] not cast up [H5549] ;
18:16 To make [H7760] their land [H776] desolate [H8047] , [and] a perpetual [H5769] hissing [H8292] [H8292] ; every one that passeth [H5674] thereby shall be astonished [H8074] , and wag [H5110] his head [H7218] .
18:17 I will scatter [H6327] them as with an east [H6921] wind [H7307] before [H6440] the enemy [H341] ; I will shew [H7200] them the back [H6203] , and not the face [H6440] , in the day [H3117] of their calamity [H343] .
18:18 Then said [H559] they, Come [H3212] , and let us devise [H2803] devices [H4284] against Jeremiah [H3414] ; for the law [H8451] shall not perish [H6] from the priest [H3548] , nor counsel [H6098] from the wise [H2450] , nor the word [H1697] from the prophet [H5030] . Come [H3212] , and let us smite [H5221] him with the tongue [H3956] , and let us not give heed [H7181] to any of his words [H1697] .(with: or, for the tongue)
18:19 Give heed [H7181] to me, O LORD [H3068] , and hearken [H8085] to the voice [H6963] of them that contend [H3401] with me.
18:20 Shall evil [H7451] be recompensed [H7999] for good [H2896] ? for they have digged [H3738] a pit [H7745] for my soul [H5315] . Remember [H2142] that I stood [H5975] before [H6440] thee to speak [H1696] good [H2896] for them, [and] to turn away [H7725] thy wrath [H2534] from them.
18:21 Therefore deliver up [H5414] their children [H1121] to the famine [H7458] , and pour out [H5064] their [blood] by the force [H3027] of the sword [H2719] ; and let their wives [H802] be bereaved [H7909] of their children, and [be] widows [H490] ; and let their men [H582] be put [H2026] to death [H4194] ; [let] their young men [H970] [be] slain [H5221] by the sword [H2719] in battle [H4421] .(pour: Heb. pour them out)
18:22 Let a cry [H2201] be heard [H8085] from their houses [H1004] , when thou shalt bring [H935] a troop [H1416] suddenly [H6597] upon them: for they have digged [H3738] a pit [H7745] [H7882] to take [H3920] me, and hid [H2934] snares [H6341] for my feet [H7272] .
18:23 Yet, LORD [H3068] , thou knowest [H3045] all their counsel [H6098] against me to slay [H4194] [me]: forgive [H3722] not their iniquity [H5771] , neither blot out [H4229] their sin [H2403] from thy sight [H6440] , but let them be overthrown [H3782] before [H6440] thee; deal [H6213] [thus] with them in the time [H6256] of thine anger [H639] .(to slay: Heb. for death)