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word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
New Defender's Study Bible Notes
18:2 the potter’s house. The making and use of pottery in the ancient world was essential and ubiquitous. Today, the remnants of their pottery have become a chief tool of archaeologists and cultural anthropologists. Pottery vessels also became an important symbol of God’s work in human lives (e.g., Romans 9:20-23; II Timothy 2:20-21).
18:18 devices against Jeremiah. Because Jeremiah was prophesying judgment instead of comfort, the men of Israel turned against him instead of to the Lord. God had warned Jeremiah that this would happen, but had promised He would deliver him through it all (Jeremiah 1:17-19).