Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Holman Bible

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

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 they continue refining,
But the wicked are not separated and 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.

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.

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 They are all grievous rebels, going about with slanders; they are brass and iron: they all of them deal corruptly. 29 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. 30 Men will call them rejected silver, because Yahweh has rejected them."



Cross References

Proverbs 17:3

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but Yahweh tests the hearts.

Isaiah 49:4

But I said, "I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely the justice [due] to me is with Yahweh, and my reward with my God."

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 24:13

In your filthiness is lewdness: because I have cleansed you and you weren't cleansed, you shall not be cleansed from your filthiness any more, until I have caused my wrath toward you to rest.

Hosea 11:7

My people are determined to turn from me. Though they call to the Most High, he certainly won't exalt them.

Zechariah 13:9

I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them like gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say, 'It is my people;' and they will say, 'Yahweh is my God.'"

Malachi 3:2-3

"But who can endure the day of his coming? And who will stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like launderer's soap;

1 Peter 1:7

that the proof of your faith, which is more precious than gold that perishes even though it is tested by fire, may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ --

1 Peter 4:12

Beloved, don't be astonished at the fiery trial which has come upon you, to test you, as though a strange thing happened to you.

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