Woe to him who strives with his Maker-- a clay pot among the clay pots of the earth! Shall the clay ask him who fashions it, 'What are you making?' or your work, 'He has no hands?'
You said, I shall be mistress forever; so that you did not lay these things to your heart, neither did remember the latter end of it.
I have put my words in your mouth, and have covered you in the shadow of my hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and tell Zion, 'You are my people.'"
"You afflicted, tossed with storms, and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in beautiful colors, and lay your foundations with sapphires.
The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart; and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil [to come].
But now, the LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.
And taking gold, as if for a virgin who loves to put herself on display, they make crowns for the heads of their gods.
"'Therefore it is better to be a king who displays his power, or else a profitable vessel in a house, which the owner shall have use of, than such false gods, or to be a door in an house, to keep such things therein, than such false gods, or a pillar of wood in a palace, than such false gods.
"For of old time I have broken your yoke, and burst your bonds; and you said, 'I will not serve;' for on every high hill and under every green tree you bowed yourself, playing the prostitute.
"They say, 'If a man puts away his wife, and she goes from him, and become another man's, will he return to her again?' Wouldn't that land be greatly polluted? But you have played the prostitute with many lovers; yet return again to me," says the LORD.
Moreover, the LORD said to me in the days of Josiah the king, "Have you seen that which backsliding Israel has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and under every green tree, and there has played the prostitute.
I saw, when, for this very cause that backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a bill of divorce, yet treacherous Judah, her sister, didn't fear; but she also went and played the prostitute.
Therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I will lay stumbling blocks before this people. The fathers and the sons together shall stumble against them. The neighbor and his friend shall perish."
Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lays wait for him.
They have made it a desolation; it mourns to me, being desolate; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.
When the vessel that he made of the clay was marred in the hand of the potter, he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
House of Israel, can't I do with you as this potter? says the LORD. Behold, as the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand, house of Israel.
A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and the wailing of the principal of the flock! for the LORD lays waste their pasture.
They lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roars like the sea; and they ride on horses, everyone set in array, as a man to the battle, against you, daughter of Babylon.
For the LORD lays Babylon waste, and destroys out of her the great voice; and their waves roar like many waters; the noise of their voice is uttered:
How much more, those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!
There is no umpire between us, that might lay his hand on us both.
Remember, I beg you, that you have fashioned me as clay. Will you bring me into dust again?
Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defenses are defenses of clay.
Look at me, and be astonished. Lay your hand on your mouth.
You say, 'God lays up his iniquity for his children.' Let him recompense it to himself, that he may know it.
Please receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.
Lay your treasure in the dust, the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;
Behold, I am toward God even as you are. I am also formed out of the clay.
"But those who are godless in heart lay up anger. They don't cry for help when he binds them.
It is changed as clay under the seal, and stands forth as a garment.
"Behold, I am of small account. What shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.
Surely the mountains produce food for him, where all the animals of the field play.
Will you play with him as with a bird? Or will you bind him for your girls?
Lay your hand on him. Remember the battle, and do so no more.
By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
In these lay a great multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, or paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water;
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
even as the Father knows me, and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.
Therefore the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father."
Jesus therefore, again groaning in himself, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it.
Peter said to him, "Lord, why can't I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you."
Jesus answered him, "Will you lay down your life for me? Most certainly I tell you, the rooster won't crow until you have denied me three times.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Then the mariners were afraid, and every man cried to his god. They threw the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to lighten the ship. But Jonah had gone down into the innermost parts of the ship, and he was laying down, and was fast asleep.
Therefore they cried to the LORD, and said, "We beg you, the LORD, we beg you, don't let us die for this man's life, and don't lay on us innocent blood; for you, the LORD, have done as it pleased you."
and command them, saying, 'Take from out of the middle of the Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, and carry them over with you, and lay them down in the lodging place, where you will lodge tonight.'"
Joshua commanded them with an oath at that time, saying, "Cursed is the man before the LORD, who rises up and builds this city Jericho. With the loss of his firstborn shall he lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up its gates."
that the manslayer who kills any person accidentally or unintentionally may flee there. They shall be to you for a refuge from the avenger of blood.
If the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they shall not deliver up the manslayer into his hand; because he struck his neighbor unintentionally, and didn't hate him before.
He shall dwell in that city until he stands before the congregation for judgment, until the death of the high priest that shall be in those days. Then the manslayer shall return, and come to his own city, and to his own house, to the city he fled from.'"
To the children of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, Libnah with its suburbs,
They gave them Shechem with its suburbs in the hill country of Ephraim, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Gezer with its suburbs,
They gave to the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of the half-tribe of Manasseh Golan in Bashan with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Be Eshterah with its suburbs; two cities.
Out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, Hammothdor with its suburbs, and Kartan with its suburbs; three cities.
Out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Mahanaim with its suburbs,
Yet they didn't listen to their judges; for they played the prostitute after other gods, and bowed themselves down to them: they turned aside quickly out of the way in which their fathers walked, obeying the commandments of the LORD; [but] they didn't do so.
Behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said to him, "Come, and I will show you the man whom you seek." He came to her; and behold, Sisera lay dead, and the tent peg was in his temples.
At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay. At her feet he bowed, he fell. Where he bowed, there he fell down dead.
Please don't go away, until I come to you, and bring out my present, and lay it before you." He said, "I will wait until you come back."
The angel of God said to him, "Take the meat and the unleavened cakes, and lay them on this rock, and pour out the broth." He did so.
The Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like locusts for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand which is on the seashore for multitude.
When Gideon had come, behold, there was a man telling a dream to his fellow; and he said, "Behold, I dreamed a dream; and behold, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian, and came to the tent, and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down, so that the tent lay flat."
Gideon made an ephod of it, and put it in his city, even in Ophrah: and all Israel played the prostitute after it there; and it became a snare to Gideon, and to his house.
It happened, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and played the prostitute after the Baals, and made Baal Berith their god.
Samson lay until midnight, and arose at midnight, and laid hold of the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and plucked them up, bar and all, and put them on his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of the mountain that is before Hebron.
His concubine played the prostitute against him, and went away from him to her father's house to Bethlehem Judah, and was there the space of four months.
He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.
He shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into pieces.
The sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the altar, and lay wood in order on the fire;
and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall lay the pieces, the head, and the fat in order on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar;
He shall cut it into its pieces, with its head and its fat. The priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar,
You shall put oil on it, and lay frankincense on it: it is a meal offering.
He shall lay his hand on the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the Tent of Meeting: and Aaron's sons, the priests shall sprinkle the blood around on the altar.
and he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering, and kill it before the Tent of Meeting: and Aaron's sons shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar.
and he shall lay his hand on its head, and kill it before the Tent of Meeting; and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar.
He shall bring the bull to the door of the Tent of Meeting before the LORD; and he shall lay his hand on the head of the bull, and kill the bull before the LORD.
The elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD; and the bull shall be killed before the LORD.
He shall lay his hand on the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the LORD. It is a sin offering.
He shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering, and kill the sin offering in the place of burnt offering.
He shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering, and kill it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering.
The fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it, it shall not go out; and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning: and he shall lay the burnt offering in order upon it, and shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings.
Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, even all their sins; and he shall put them on the head of the goat, and shall send him away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is in readiness.
They shall no more sacrifice their sacrifices to the goat idols, after which they play the prostitute. This shall be a statute forever to them throughout their generations.'
then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all who play the prostitute after him, to play the prostitute with Molech, from among their people.
"'The person that turns to those who are mediums, and to the wizards, to play the prostitute after them, I will even set my face against that person, and will cut him off from among his people.
"'The daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by playing the prostitute, she profanes her father: she shall be burned with fire.
"Bring out of the camp him who cursed; and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
I will lay your cities waste, and will bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not take delight in the sweet fragrance of your offerings.
The people were waiting for Zacharias, and they marveled that he delayed in the temple.
Behold, men brought a paralyzed man on a cot, and they sought to bring him in to lay before Jesus.
Immediately he rose up before them, and took up that which he was laying on, and departed to his house, glorifying God.
Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."
So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
But if that servant says in his heart, 'My lord delays his coming,' and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken,
for I feared you, because you are an exacting man. You take up that which you didn't lay down, and reap that which you didn't sow.'
"He said to him, 'Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant! You knew that I am an exacting man, taking up that which I didn't lay down, and reaping that which I didn't sow.
The chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him that very hour, but they feared the people--for they knew he had spoken this parable against them.
But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you up to synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for my name's sake.
If you will not listen, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name," says the LORD of Armies, "then will I send the curse on you, and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay it to heart.
Now Simon's wife's mother lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him about her.
and begged him much, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death. Please come and lay your hands on her, that she may be made healthy, and live."
They brought to him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech. They begged him to lay his hand on him.
He took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands on them.
they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will in no way hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."
"Don't lay up treasures for yourselves on the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal;
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves don't break through and steal;
Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head."
While he told these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped him, saying, "My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live."
When Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the flute players, and the crowd in noisy disorder,
and say, 'We played the flute for you, and you didn't dance. We mourned for you, and you didn't lament.'
Then little children were brought to him, that he should lay his hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.
For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not lift a finger to help them.
But if that evil servant should say in his heart, 'My lord is delaying his coming,'
Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them, and break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron.
The nations will see and be ashamed of all their might. They will lay their hand on their mouth. Their ears will be deaf.
Draw water for the siege. Strengthen your fortresses. Go into the clay, and tread the mortar. Make the brick kiln strong.
Then I testified against them, and said to them, "Why do you stay around the wall? If you do so again, I will lay hands on you." From that time on, they didn't come on the Sabbath.
You shall present the Levites before the LORD. The children of Israel shall lay their hands on the Levites,
"The Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, and you shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering to the LORD, to make atonement for the Levites.
Moses said to the LORD, "Why have you treated with your servant so badly? Why haven't I found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people on me?
and it shall be to you for a fringe, that you may look on it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that you not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to play the prostitute;
Moses said to Aaron, "Take your censer, and put fire from off the altar in it, and lay incense on it, and carry it quickly to the congregation, and make atonement for them; for wrath has gone out from the LORD! The plague has begun."
You shall lay them up in the Tent of Meeting before the testimony, where I meet with you.
"A man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up outside of the camp in a clean place; and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water for impurity: it is a sin offering.
The donkey saw the angel of the LORD, and she lay down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he struck the donkey with his staff.
He couched, he lay down as a lion, as a lioness; who shall rouse him up? Everyone who blesses you is blessed. Everyone who curses you is cursed."
Israel stayed in Shittim; and the people began to play the prostitute with the daughters of Moab:
the LORD said to Moses, "Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him;
"The cities which you shall give to the Levites, they shall be the six cities of refuge, which you shall give for the manslayer to flee to: and besides them you shall give forty-two cities.
then you shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer who kills any person unwittingly may flee there.
The cities shall be to you for refuge from the avenger, that the manslayer not die, until he stands before the congregation for judgment.
and the congregation shall deliver the manslayer out of the hand of the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge, where he was fled: and he shall dwell therein until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil.
"'But if the manslayer shall at any time go beyond the border of his city of refuge, where he flees,
and the avenger of blood find him outside of the border of his city of refuge, and the avenger of blood kill the manslayer; he shall not be guilty of blood,
because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return into the land of his possession.
All the men of your alliance have brought you on your way, even to the border. The men who were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you. Friends who eat your bread lay a snare under you. There is no understanding in him."
If they say, "Come with us, Let's lay in wait for blood; let's lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;
but these lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives.
He lays up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity;
She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her.
My son, keep my words. Lay up my commandments within you.
Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.
Don't lay in wait, wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous. Don't destroy his resting place:
She lays her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep, for you, the LORD alone, make me live in safety. For the Chief Musician, with the flutes. A Psalm by David.
the LORD, in the morning you shall hear my voice. In the morning I will lay my requests before you, and will watch expectantly.
let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it; yes, let him tread my life down to the earth, and lay my glory in the dust. Selah.
The words of the LORD are flawless words, as silver refined in a clay furnace, purified seven times.
Day after day they pour forth speech, and night after night they display knowledge.
His glory is great in your salvation. You lay honor and majesty on him.
Sing to him a new song. Play skillfully with a shout of joy!
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap. He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
They also who seek after my life lay snares. Those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all day long.
He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay. He set my feet on a rock, and gave me a firm place to stand.
But I am poor and needy. May the Lord think about me. You are my help and my deliverer. Don't delay, my God. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
In your majesty ride on victoriously on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your right hand display awesome deeds.
You have given a banner to those who fear you, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
They encourage themselves in evil plans. They talk about laying snares secretly. They say, "Who will see them?"
The singers went before, the minstrels followed after, in the midst of the ladies playing with tambourines,
But I am poor and needy. Come to me quickly, God. You are my help and my deliverer. the LORD, don't delay.
He lays the beams of his rooms in the waters. He makes the clouds his chariot. He walks on the wings of the wind.
The sun rises, and they steal away, and lay down in their dens.
There the ships go, and leviathan, whom you formed to play there.
I will hurry, and not delay, to obey your commandments.
He will rule them with a rod of iron, shattering them like clay pots; as I also have received of my Father:
and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there will no longer be delay,
I heard a sound from heaven, like the sound of many waters, and like the sound of a great thunder. The sound which I heard was like that of harpists playing on their harps.
The voice of harpists, minstrels, flute players, and trumpeters will be heard no more at all in you. No craftsman, of whatever craft, will be found any more at all in you. The sound of a mill will be heard no more at all in you.
Or hasn't the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel for honor, and another for dishonor?
even as it is written, "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and a rock of offense; and no one who believes in him will be disappointed."
It shall be, when he lies down, that you shall mark the place where he shall lie, and you shall go in, and uncover his feet, and lay down; then he will tell you what you shall do."
It happened at midnight, that the man was startled and turned himself; and behold, a woman lay at his feet.
She lay at his feet until the morning. She rose up before one could discern another. For he said, "Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor."
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