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Isaiah 45:8-12 (NRSV)


8 Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the skies rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation may spring up, and let it cause righteousness to sprout up also; I the Lord have created it.

9 Woe to you who strive with your Maker, earthen vessels with the potter! Does the clay say to the one who fashions it, ‘What are you making?’ or ‘Your work has no handles’?

10 Woe to anyone who says to a father, ‘What are you begetting?’ or to a woman, ‘With what are you in labour?’

11 Thus says the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker: Will you question me about my children, or command me concerning the work of my hands?

12 I made the earth, and created humankind upon it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.

 

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