Jeremiah 23:29

NET ©

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!

NIV ©

"Is not my word like fire," declares the LORD, "and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?

NASB ©

"Is not My word like fire?" declares the LORD, "and like a hammer which shatters a rock?

NLT ©

Does not my word burn like fire?" asks the LORD. "Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashes rock to pieces?

MSG ©

Isn't my Message like fire?" GOD's Decree. "Isn't it like a sledgehammer busting a rock?

BBE ©

Is not my word like fire? says the Lord; and like a hammer, smashing the rock to bits?

NRSV ©

Is not my word like fire, says the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?

NKJV ©

" Is not My word like a fire?" says the LORD, "And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

KJV
[Is] not my word
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like
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as a fire
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saith
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the LORD
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and like a hammer
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[that] breaketh
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the rock
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in pieces
<06327> (8787)_?
HEBREW
o
elo
<05553>
Uupy
<06327>
syjpkw
<06360>
hwhy
<03068>
Man
<05002>
sak
<0784>
yrbd
<01697>
hk
<03541>
awlh (23:29)
<03808>
LXXM
ouci
<3364>  
ADV
oi
<3588>  
T-NPM
logoi
<3056>  
N-NPM
mou
<1473>  
P-GS
wsper
<3746>  
ADV
pur
<4442>  
N-NSN
flegon
 
V-PAPNS
legei
<3004>  
V-PAI-3S
kuriov
<2962>  
N-NSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
wv
<3739>  
CONJ
pelux
 
N-NSM
koptwn
<2875>  
V-PAPNS
petran
<4073>  
N-ASF
NET © [draft] ITL
My message
<01697>
is like a fire
<0784>
that purges
<06327>
dross! It is like a hammer
<06360>
that breaks a rock
<05553>
in pieces! I, the Lord
<03068>
, so affirm
<05002>
it!
NET © Notes

tn Heb “Is not my message like a fire?” The rhetorical question expects a positive answer that is made explicit in the translation. The words “that purges dross” are not in the text but are implicit to the metaphor. They are supplied in the translation for clarity.

tn Heb “Is it not like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?” See preceding note.

tn Heb “Oracle of the Lord.”