149. As the vessels of a potter shall they be broken in pieces, signifies, as of little or no account. It is said "the vessels of a potter" because by them are signified the things which are of one's own intelligence, which are all falsities, and in themselves of no account; so in David:
Thou shall break the nations in pieces with a rod of iron, Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel (Ps. 2:9).