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12 (A)If He takes away, [a]who can hinder Him?
Who can say to Him, ‘What are You doing?’

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  1. Job 9:12 Lit. who can turn Him back?

12 If he snatches away, who can stop him?(A)
    Who can say to him, ‘What are you doing?’(B)

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“Woe to him who strives with (A)his Maker!
Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth!
(B)Shall the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’
Or shall your handiwork say, ‘He has no hands’?

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“Woe to those who quarrel(A) with their Maker,(B)
    those who are nothing but potsherds(C)
    among the potsherds on the ground.
Does the clay say to the potter,(D)
    ‘What are you making?’(E)
Does your work say,
    ‘The potter has no hands’?(F)

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“O house of Israel, (A)can I not do with you as this potter?” says the Lord. “Look, (B)as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!

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He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay(A) in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand,(B) Israel.

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20 But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? (A)Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?”

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20 But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God?(A) “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it,(B) ‘Why did you make me like this?’”[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:20 Isaiah 29:16; 45:9

16 For (A)“who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” (B)But we have the mind of Christ.

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16 for,

“Who has known the mind of the Lord
    so as to instruct him?”[a](A)

But we have the mind of Christ.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 2:16 Isaiah 40:13

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