Parallel Verses

King James Version

Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?

New American Standard Bible

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

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?


“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?

Julia Smith Translation

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

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?


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?


Root Form
Usage: 76

Usage: 98

the northern
צפן צפון 
Usage: 153

Usage: 76





Context Readings

Jeremiah's Lament And Yahweh's Response

11 The LORD said, Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction. 12 Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel? 13 Thy substance and thy treasures will I give to the spoil without price, and that for all thy sins, even in all thy borders.

Cross References

Jeremiah 1:18-19

For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.

Habakkuk 1:5-10

Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

Job 40:9

Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

Isaiah 45:9

Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?

Jeremiah 21:4-5

Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war that are in your hands, wherewith ye fight against the king of Babylon, and against the Chaldeans, which besiege you without the walls, and I will assemble them into the midst of this city.

Jeremiah 28:14

For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also.

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