potter's clay



potter’s clay (plural potter's clays)

  1. The clay used by a potter.
  2. (idiomatic) (Bible) A person or people created and shaped by God.
    • I am the potter’s clay
    • We are but potter’s clay
  3. (idiomatic) (Bible) A nation or kingdom.
    • 1611. Old Testament, King James Version, Daniel 2:41:
      And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided.
    • 1971. Old Testament, NASB Version, Daniel 2:41:
      In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom.



  • (idiom) Bratcher, Dennis Bratcher (2006), The Potter, The Voice CRI/Voice Institute[1]
  • (idiom) Bible, Old Testatment: Jeremiah 18:1-6, Isaiah 29:16, 45:9, 64:8, Job 10:9; New Testatment: Romans 9:20-24.