“Woe to the one who contends with his Maker—
An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth!
Will the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you doing?’
Or the thing you are making say, ‘He has no hands’? 10
Woe to him who says to a father, ‘What are you begetting?’
Or to a woman, ‘With what are you in labor pains?’”
11 Thus says Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker:
“Ask Me about the things that are to come concerning My sons,
And you shall commit to Me the work of My hands. 12
It is I who made the earth and created man upon it.
I stretched out the heavens with My hands,
And I commanded all their host. 13
I have awakened him in righteousness,
And I will make all his ways smooth;
He will build My city and will let My exiles go,
Without any payment or reward,” says Yahweh of hosts.