Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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?

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 whom with him a dream, he will recount a dream; and whom my word with him, he will speak my word in truth. What to the straw with the grain? says Jehovah. 29 So is not my word as fire? says Jehovah; and as a hammer, it will break the rock in pieces. 30 For this, behold me against the prophets, says Jehovah, stealing my words, a man from his neighbor.


Cross References

Jeremiah 5:14

For this, thus said Jehovah, the God of armies, Because ye spake this word, behold me giving my word in thy mouth for fire, and this people wood, and it consumed them.

Jeremiah 20:9

And I said, I will not bring him to remembrance, and I will no more speak in his name. And it was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was wearied to endure, and I shall not be able.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5

(For the weapons of our warfare not fleshly, but powerful to God to the taking down of fortified places;)

Luke 24:32

And they said to one another, Was not our heart burning in us, as he spake to us in the way, and as he opened the writings to us

John 6:63

It is the spirit making alive; the flesh profits nothing: the words which I speak to you are spirit, and are life.

Acts 2:3

And seen to them were tongues divided as fire, and it sat upon Each one of them.

Acts 2:37

And having heard, they were pricked in heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the sent, What shall we do, men, brethren?

2 Corinthians 2:16

Truly to those an odor of death into death; and to those an odor of life into life. And who sufficient for these things?

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God living, and effective, and more piercing than any two-mouthed sword, and penetrating even to the division both of soul and spirit, both the joints and marrows, and a critic of the reflections and thoughts of the heart.

Revelation 11:5

And if any would injure them, fire goes forth out of their mouth, and devours their enemies: and if any would injure them, so must he be put to death.

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