Under the type of breaking a potter's vessel is foreshewed the desolation of the Jews for their sins.
Jeremiah 19:1 Thus said Jehovah, 'Go, and thou hast got a potter's earthen vessel, and of the elders of the people, and of the elders of the priests, Jeremiah 19:2 and thou hast gone forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, that [is] at the opening of the gate of the pottery, and hast proclaimed there the words that I speak unto thee, Jeremiah 19:3 and hast said, Hear a word of Jehovah, ye kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem, Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: 'Lo, I am bringing in evil on this place, at which the ears of every one who is hearing it do tingle, Jeremiah 19:4 because that they have forsaken Me, and make known this place, and make perfume in it to other gods, that they knew not, they and their fathers, and the kings of Judah, and they have filled this place [with] innocent blood, Jeremiah 19:5 and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons with fire, burnt-offerings to Baal, that I commanded not, nor spake of, nor did it come up on My heart. Jeremiah 19:6 'Therefore, lo, days are comingan affirmation of Jehovahand this place is not called any more, Tophet, and Valley of the son of Hinnom, but, Valley of slaughter. Jeremiah 19:7 And I have made void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and have caused them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hand of those seeking their life, and I have given their carcase for food to the fowl of the heavens, and to the beast of the earth, Jeremiah 19:8 and I have made this city for a desolation, and for a hissing, every passer by it is astonished, and doth hiss for all its plagues. Jeremiah 19:9 And I have caused them to eat the flesh of their sons, and the flesh of their daughters, and each the flesh of his friend they do eat, in the siege and in the straitness with which straiten them do their enemies, and those seeking their life. Jeremiah 19:10 'And thou hast broken the bottle before the eyes of the men who are going with thee, Jeremiah 19:11 and hast said unto them: Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, Thus do I break this people and this city, as one breaketh the potter's vessel, that is not able to be repaired again, and in Tophet they burywithout place to bury; Jeremiah 19:12 so I do to this placean affirmation of Jehovahand to its inhabitants, so as to make this city as Tophet; Jeremiah 19:13 and the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, have beenas the place of Tophetdefiled, even all the houses on whose roofs they have made perfume to all the host of the heavens, so as to pour out oblations to other gods.' Jeremiah 19:14 And Jeremiah cometh in from Tophet, whither Jehovah had sent him to prophesy, and he standeth in the court of the house of Jehovah, and he saith unto all the people: Jeremiah 19:15 'Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: Lo, I am bringing in unto this city, and on all its cities, all the evil that I have spoken against it, for they have hardened their necknot to hear My words!'