Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 [the Lord] have set you as an assayer [O Jeremiah] and as a tester [of the ore] of My people,
That you may know and analyze their acts.”

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.

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.

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 Daughter of my people, clothe yourself with sackcloth, and wallow in ashes! Mourn, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation; for the destroyer shall suddenly come on us. 27 "I have made you a tester of metals [and] a fortress among my people; that you may know and try their way. 28 They are all grievous rebels, going about with slanders; they are brass and iron: they all of them deal corruptly.



Cross References

Jeremiah 1:18

For, behold, I have made you this day a fortified city, and an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land.

Jeremiah 15:20

I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with you to save you and to deliver you, says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 9:7

Therefore thus says Yahweh of Armies, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how [else] should I do, because of the daughter of my people?

Ezekiel 3:8-10

Behold, I have made your face hard against their faces, and your forehead hard against their foreheads.

Ezekiel 20:4

Will you judge them, son of man, will you judge them? Cause them to know the abominations of their fathers;

Ezekiel 22:2

You, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? then cause her to know all her abominations.

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