Isaiah 64:8

“But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But now, O Lord, thou art our father: we are the clay, and thou our potter, and we all are the worke of thine hand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But now, O Jehovah, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But now, O Lord, you are our father; we are the earth, and you are our maker; and we are all the work of your hand.
- Basic English Bible

And now, Jehovah, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
- Darby Bible

But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
- Webster's Bible

But now, Yahweh, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.
- World English Bible

And now, O Jehovah, thou [art] our Father, We [are] the clay, and Thou our Framer, And the work of Thy hand -- all of us.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(64:7) But now, O LORD, Thou art our Father; we are the clay, and Thou our potter, and we all are the work of Thy hand.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 64:8


64:8 Our father - Notwithstanding all this thou art our father both by creation, and by adoption, therefore pity us thy children.


Discussion for Isaiah 64

  • Johnson Bamidele
    If we be righteous in our sight, our iniquities then abound but if we will seek him for forgiveness then we know not yet how the heaven rejoices over our redemption for if we forsake our sins he's faithful that called.
  • Anny
    We should be honored to be molded by Jehovah God. We have to be willing to be like soft clay that God can mold into a precious vessel.
  • Lilian
    Our God is a Potter simply because He is our loving God who created everything and we are one of his workmanship a clay. We must be Born Again in Spirit and we must give him a place in our life inorder for him to take place in our hearts. If we allow God to take over our life and guide us to our salvation. For God so love the world that he gave his only begotten Son Jesus Christ that whoever believes in him will not be perish but have everlasting life. Thanks to Jesus for his blood that shed for us. From his blood we are cleansed and we are washed by our sins. He made everything new, our job now is to believe Jesus and follow Jesus and obey his commandments if we love him. He is the only Jehovah whom i praised and give thanks for he is worthy to be praised. Amen
  • Trinity adwoa kwofie for verse 8
    he created us, so in any situation that we find ourselves we must remember that our creator will be able to create a good a way for us, as he was able to use the clay which is the ground that we walk for it to become a living being so is he able to make all things possible
  • We have a heavenly Father the one who created us in the beginning. Our heavenly Father gave us the chance to come back to Him through His beloved Son Jesus, and as such, we have the opportunity to partake of the Kingdom of God, by finding Jesus and walking in His righteousness. I was thinking about clay. It 's just a big lump. It does not move. It can not create anything of itself. Only when the potter picks up the clay and begins to shape and mold the clay, does it become a piece of wonderful artwork. God is the Potter and we are His clay. He is the one who created us and not we ourselves. And given the fact that Jesus redeemed us from the power of the devil, through the blood He shed, we are debtors no longer to sin, but to Christ. As such, we are to call on the name of Jesus and ask Jesus to create in us a clean heart and renew in us a right spirit, so that God can create us into His perfect and holy workmanship.
  • MockingBird for verse 8
    God is the potter If I allow Him to make the necessary changes in my heart I will have a peace able and prosperous life. We prosper not as the world prospers but in the way God prospers. We are more rich than the world. I am His workmanship created in Christ Jesus.