Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Shall iron break the iron of the north, and brass?

New American Standard Bible

“Can anyone smash iron,
Iron from the north, or bronze?

King James Version

Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?

Holman Bible

Can anyone smash iron,
iron from the north, or bronze?

International Standard Version

"Can anyone break iron iron from the north or bronze?

A Conservative Version

Can a man break iron, even iron from the north, and brass?

American Standard Version

Can one break iron, even iron from the north, and brass?

Amplified


“Can anyone crush iron,
The iron from the north, or bronze?

Bible in Basic English

Is it possible for iron to be broken; even iron from the north, and brass?

Darby Translation

Will iron break? iron from the north? and bronze?

King James 2000

Can anyone break iron, the northern iron and the bronze?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Can anyone break iron, iron from the north, or bronze?

Modern King James verseion

Can one break iron, iron or bronze from the north?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Doth one iron hurt another, or one metal that cometh from the North, another?

NET Bible

Can you people who are like iron and bronze break that iron fist from the north?

New Heart English Bible

Can one break iron, even iron from the north, and bronze?

The Emphasized Bible

Shall iron crush the iron from the North and the bronze?

Webster

Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?

World English Bible

Can one break iron, even iron from the north, and brass?

Youngs Literal Translation

Doth one break iron -- northern iron, and brass?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּרזל 
Barzel 
Usage: 76

רעע 
Ra`a` 
Usage: 98

the northern
צפן צפון 
Tsaphown 
Usage: 153

בּרזל 
Barzel 
Usage: 76

References

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Jeremiah's Lament And Yahweh's Response

11 Jehovah said, If to do well to thy remnant; if not, I caused the enemy in the time of evil and in time of straits to supplicate to thee. 12 Shall iron break the iron of the north, and brass? 13 Thy strength and thy treasures I will give for a spoil not for price, and in all thy sins and in all thy bounds.


Cross References

Jeremiah 1:18-19

Behold, I gave thee this day for a fortified city and for a pillar of iron and for a wall of brass upon all the land to the kings of Judah, to her chiefs, to her priests, and to the people of the land.

Habakkuk 1:5-10

See ye among the nations, and look, and wonder; ye shall wonder: for the working a work in your days ye will not believe if it shall be recounted.

Job 40:9

And if an arm to thee as God? and with thy voice wilt thou thunder as he?

Isaiah 45:9

Wo to him striving with him forming him! the potsherd with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him forming it, What wilt thou make? and thy work, No hands to it?

Jeremiah 21:4-5

Thus said Jehovah God of Israel: Behold me turning about the weapons of war which are in your hands which ye are fighting with them with the king of Babel, and the Chaldeans, pressing upon you without the wall, and I gathered you to the midst of this city.

Jeremiah 28:14

For thus said Jehovah of armies, God of Israel, I gave an iron yoke upon the neck of all these nations to serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babel: and they served him: and also the beasts of the field I gave to him.

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