broken vessel

broken vessel

Someone who is or feels completely destroyed, hollow, forsaken, or inadequate. Taken from the biblical symbolism of a person being a vessel into which God fills divine wisdom and grace. I have no one who cares about me, and I have no job or prospects. I'm feeling like a broken vessel these days.
See also: broken, vessel
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Borzoni and Gerlach floated to shore in the broken vessel at 9pm.
We've put more people inside a very expensive and broken vessel.
I believe that the stash was deliberately buried in a partly broken vessel, which was then filled with sand and laid under the floor," said the head of the Apollonia digging team, TAU Professor Oren Tal said in an statement published Sunday.
From a broken vessel, Benny said he has taken upon himself the mission to tell people around the world how life is precious in the sight of God.
I am the scorn of all my adversaries, a horror to my neighbors, an object of dread to my acquaintances; those who see me in the street flee from me, I have passed out of mind like one who is dead; I have become like a broken vessel, for I hear the whispering of many--terror all around
Inside the church and around the alcove next door, visitors will find a plethora of made-in-Mississippi items including Broken Vessel Pottery, Jennifer Stevens's Brushfire Designs' crosses, and wooden crosses by Christy Henderson.
Rescuers found the broken vessel on the rocks after three hours' searching, but all the crew members were missing.
Part of the broken vessel must have been cleared out and dumped into the fort ditch with other rubbish while our most recent piece remained inside the building.
In the Christian and Islamic traditions, a divorcee is damaged goods, a broken vessel.
The words of the psalmist could be Jesus" own: "I have passed out of mind like one who is dead; I have become like a broken vessel.
This is where the broken vessel is cauterised and totally removes the redness from the vein.
The words of the ancient Psalm rise from our hearts: "I have become like a broken vessel.
Thus, by the strange and unusual assaults of the tempter, was my soul, like a broken vessel, driven as with the winds, and tossed sometimes headlong into despair, sometimes upon the covenant of works, and sometimes [driven] to wish that the new covenant .
Hovercraft commander Graham Lowe of New Brighton RNLI, said it had been an unusual rescue but they and the pilot of the broken vessel had learned from the incident.
When we talk about unemployment, suicides and post-traumatic stress, we have to ensure we are not creating a caricature of veterans as broken vessels and ticking time bombs.