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.