Though they wished to dispute with him,(A)
    they could not answer him one time out of a thousand.(B)

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39 “See now that I myself am he!(A)
    There is no god besides me.(B)
I put to death(C) and I bring to life,(D)
    I have wounded and I will heal,(E)
    and no one can deliver out of my hand.(F)

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16 You turn things upside down,
    as if the potter were thought to be like the clay!(A)
Shall what is formed say to the one who formed(B) it,
    “You did not make me”?
Can the pot say to the potter,(C)
    “You know nothing”?(D)

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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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21 He changes times and seasons;(A)
    he deposes(B) kings and raises up others.(C)
He gives wisdom(D) to the wise
    and knowledge to the discerning.(E)

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32 You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like the ox. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes.”(A)

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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
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