Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

I have appointed you to be an assayer among My people- a refiner- so you may know and assay their way of life.

New American Standard Bible

"I have made you an assayer and a tester among My people, That you may know and assay their way."

King James Version

I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.

International Standard Version

"I've made you an assayer of my people, as well as a fortress. You know how to test their way."

A Conservative Version

I have made thee a prover [and] a fortress among my people, that thou may know and try their way.

American Standard Version

I have made thee a trier and a fortress among my people; that thou mayest know and try their way.

Amplified

I [says the Lord] have set you [Jeremiah] as an assayer and a prover of ore among My people, that you may know and try their doings and be like a watchtower.

Bible in Basic English

I have made you a tester among my people, so that you may have knowledge of their way and put it to the test.

Darby Translation

I have set thee among my people as an assayer, a fortress, that thou mayest know and try their way.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people; thou shalt know and examine their way.

Julia Smith Translation

I gave thee a watch-tower among my people, a fortification, and thou shalt know and try their way.

King James 2000

I have set you for a tester and a fortress among my people, that you may know and test their way.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"I have made you an assayer among my people, a fortification, so that you may know and put to the test their ways.

Modern King James verseion

I have set you up an assayer, an examiner among My people, that you may know and try their way.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Thee have I set for a prover of my hard people, to seek out and to try their ways.

NET Bible

The Lord said to me, "I have made you like a metal assayer to test my people like ore. You are to observe them and evaluate how they behave."

New Heart English Bible

"I have made you a tester of metals and a fortress among my people; that you may know and try their way."

The Emphasized Bible

An assayer, have I set thee amongst my people, of gold-ore, - That thou mayest note and try their way:

Webster

I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.

World English Bible

"I have made you a tester of metals [and] a fortress among my people; that you may know and try their way.

Youngs Literal Translation

A watch-tower I have given thee, Among My people a fortress, And thou knowest, and hast tried their way.

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I have set
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

בּחון 
Bachown' 
Usage: 1

and a fortress
מבצרה מבצר 
Mibtsar 
Usage: 37

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

and try
בּחן 
Bachan 
Usage: 29

References

Fausets

Context Readings

An Invasion From The North

26 My dear people, dress yourselves in sackcloth and roll in the dust. Mourn [as you would for] an only son, a bitter lament, for suddenly the destroyer will come on us. 27 I have appointed you to be an assayer among My people- a refiner- so you may know and assay their way of life. 28 All are stubborn rebels spreading slander. [They are] bronze and iron; all of them are corrupt.



Cross References

Jeremiah 1:18

Today, I am the One who has made you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land-against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the population.

Jeremiah 15:20

Then I will make you a fortified wall of bronze to this people. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.

Jeremiah 9:7

Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts says: I am about to refine them and test them, for what else can I do because of My dear people?

Ezekiel 3:8-10

Look, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.

Ezekiel 20:4

"Will you pass judgment against them, will you pass judgment, son of man? Explain to them the abominations of their fathers.

Ezekiel 22:2

"Now, son of man, will you pass judgment? Will you pass judgment against the city of blood? Then explain all her abominations to her.

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