Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Is not My word like fire?” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock?

King James Version

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Holman Bible

“Is not My word like fire”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and like a hammer that pulverizes rock?

International Standard Version

"My message is like fire or like a hammer that shatters rock, is it not?" declares the LORD.

A Conservative Version

Is not my word like fire? says LORD, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

American Standard Version

Is not my word like fire? saith Jehovah; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Amplified

“Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]?” says the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks the [most stubborn] rock [in pieces]?

Bible in Basic English

Is not my word like fire? says the Lord; and like a hammer, smashing the rock to bits?

Darby Translation

Is not my word like a fire, saith Jehovah; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Julia Smith Translation

So is not my word as fire? says Jehovah; and as a hammer, it will break the rock in pieces.

King James 2000

Is not my word like a fire? says the LORD; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Lexham Expanded Bible

"[Is] not my word like fire?" {declares} Yahweh, "and like a blacksmith's hammer [that] breaks a rock into pieces?

Modern King James verseion

Is not My Word like a fire? says Jehovah; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Is not my word like a fire, sayeth the LORD, and like a hammer that breaketh the hard stone?

NET Bible

My message is like a fire that purges dross! It is like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces! I, the Lord, so affirm it!

New Heart English Bible

'Isn't my word like fire?' says the LORD; 'and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

The Emphasized Bible

Is not my word, like this, Like fire? Demandeth Yahweh, - And like a hammer, that breaketh in pieces a cliff?

Webster

Is not my word like a fire? saith the LORD? and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

World English Bible

Isn't my word like fire? says Yahweh; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Youngs Literal Translation

Is it not thus? My word is as a fire, An affirmation of Jehovah. And as a hammer -- it breaketh in pieces a rock.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Is not my word
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

כּה 
Koh 
Usage: 577

as a fire
אשׁ 
'esh 
Usage: 378

נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

the Lord

Usage: 0

and like a hammer
פּטּישׁ 
Pattiysh 
Usage: 3

the rock
סלע 
Cela` 
Usage: 60

Context Readings

The Unfaithful Prophets

28 The prophet who has a dream may relate his dream, but let him who has My word speak My word in truth. What does straw have in common with grain?” declares the Lord. 29 “Is not My word like fire?” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock? 30 Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,” declares the Lord, “who steal My words from each other.


Cross References

Jeremiah 5:14

Therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of hosts,
“Because you have spoken this word,
Behold, I am making My words in your mouth fire
And this people wood, and it will consume them.

Jeremiah 20:9

But if I say, “I will not remember Him
Or speak anymore in His name,”
Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
And I am weary of holding it in,
And I cannot endure it.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5

for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.

Luke 24:32

They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?”

John 6:63

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

Acts 2:3

And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.

Acts 2:37

Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?”

2 Corinthians 2:16

to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Revelation 11:5

And if anyone wants to harm them, fire flows out of their mouth and devours their enemies; so if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way.

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