Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

The bellows blow, blasting the lead with fire. The refining is completely in vain; the evil ones are not separated out.

New American Standard Bible

The bellows blow fiercely, The lead is consumed by the fire; In vain the refining goes on, But the wicked are not separated.

King James Version

The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away.

International Standard Version

The bellows blow fiercely to consume the lead with the fire. The assayer keeps on refining, but the impurities aren't separated out.

A Conservative Version

The bellows blow fiercely, the lead is consumed of the fire. In vain do they go on refining, for the wicked are not plucked away.

American Standard Version

The bellows blow fiercely; the lead is consumed of the fire: in vain do they go on refining; for the wicked are not plucked away.

Amplified

The bellows blow fiercely, the lead is consumed by the fire; in vain do they continue refining, for the wicked [the dross] are not removed.

Bible in Basic English

The blower is blowing strongly, the lead is burned away in the fire: they go on heating the metal to no purpose, for the evil-doers are not taken away.

Darby Translation

The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed by the fire; they have melted, and melted in vain; and the bad are not plucked away.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The bellows are burned; the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melts in vain; for the wicked are not plucked away.

Julia Smith Translation

The bellows were burnt from their fire, the founder melted the lead in vain, and the evil were not plucked up.

King James 2000

The bellows blow fiercely, the lead is consumed by the fire; the smelter refines in vain: for the wicked are not removed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] bellows are burned up, lead is consumed by fire. {In vain} {he keeps on refining}, but [the] wicked are not torn apart.

Modern King James verseion

The bellows are burned, the lead is melted by the fire; the refiner melts in vain; for the wicked are not plucked away.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The bellows are burnt in the fire, the lead is consumed, the melter melteth in vain, for the evil is not taken away from them.

NET Bible

The fiery bellows of judgment burn fiercely. But there is too much dross to be removed. The process of refining them has proved useless. The wicked have not been purged.

New Heart English Bible

The bellows blow fiercely; the lead is consumed of the fire: in vain do they go on refining; for the wicked are not plucked away.

The Emphasized Bible

Scorched are the bellows, By fire, is lead wont to be, consumed, - In vain, hath he gone on refining, For the wicked, have not been drawn out:

Webster

The bellows is burned, the lead is consumed by the fire; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away.

World English Bible

The bellows blow fiercely; the lead is consumed of the fire: in vain do they go on refining; for the wicked are not plucked away.

Youngs Literal Translation

The bellows have been burnt, By fire hath the lead been consumed, In vain hath a refiner refined, And the wicked have not been drawn away.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מפּח 
Mappuach 
Usage: 1

חרר 
Charar 
Usage: 10

the lead
עפרת עופרת 
`owphereth 
Usage: 9

תּמם 
Tamam 
Usage: 63

of the fire
אשּׁה 
'eshshah 
Usage: 0

the founder
צרף 
Tsaraph 
Usage: 33

צרף 
Tsaraph 
Usage: 33

in vain
שׁו שׁואo 
Shav' 
Usage: 53

Context Readings

An Invasion From The North

28 All are stubborn rebels spreading slander. [They are] bronze and iron; all of them are corrupt. 29 The bellows blow, blasting the lead with fire. The refining is completely in vain; the evil ones are not separated out. 30 They are called rejected silver, for the Lord has rejected them.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:3

A crucible is for silver and a smelter for gold, but the Lord is a tester of hearts.

Isaiah 49:4

But I myself said: I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and futility; yet my vindication is with the Lord, and my reward is with my God.

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 24:13

Because of the indecency of your uncleanness- since I tried to purify you, but you would not be purified from your uncleanness- you will not be pure again until I have satisfied My wrath on you.

Hosea 11:7

My people are bent on turning from Me. Though they call to Him on high, He will not exalt them at all.

Zechariah 13:9

I will put this third through the fire; I will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say: They are My people, and they will say: The Lord is our God."

Malachi 3:2-3

But who can endure the day of His coming? And who will be able to stand when He appears? For He will be like a refiner's fire and like cleansing lye.

1 Peter 1:7

so that the genuineness of your faith-more valuable than gold, which perishes though refined by fire-may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:12

Dear friends, when the fiery ordeal arises among you to test you, don't be surprised by it, as if something unusual were happening to you.

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