Jeremiah 23:29
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New International Version
"Is not my word like fire," declares the LORD, "and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?

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

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

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

King James Bible
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Is not My word like fire"--this is the LORD's declaration--"and like a hammer that pulverizes rock?

International Standard Version
"My message is like fire or like a hammer that shatters rock, is it not?" declares the LORD.

NET Bible
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!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Isn't my word like fire or like a hammer that shatters a rock?" asks the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is not My word like as fire? Saith the LORD; And like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

New American Standard 1977
“Is not My word like fire?” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

King James 2000 Bible
Is not my word like a fire? says the LORD; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

American King James Version
Is not my word like as a fire? said the LORD; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

American Standard Version
Is not my word like fire? saith Jehovah; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Are not my words as a fire, saith the Lord: and as a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Darby Bible Translation
Is not my word like a fire, saith Jehovah; and like a hammer [that] breaketh the rock in pieces?

English Revised Version
Is not my word like as fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Webster's Bible Translation
Is not my word like a fire? saith the LORD? and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

World English Bible
Isn't my word like fire? says Yahweh; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Young's Literal Translation
Is it not thus? My word is as a fire, An affirmation of Jehovah. And as a hammer -- it breaketh in pieces a rock.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:23-32 Men cannot be hidden from God's all-seeing eye. Will they never see what judgments they prepare for themselves? Let them consider what a vast difference there is between these prophecies and those delivered by the true prophets of the Lord. Let them not call their foolish dreams Divine oracles. The promises of peace these prophets make are no more to be compared to God's promises than chaff to wheat. The unhumbled heart of man is like a rock; if not melted by the word of God as a fire, it will be broken to pieces by it as a hammer. How can they be long safe, or at all easy, who have a God of almighty power against them? The word of God is no smooth, lulling, deceitful message. And by its faithfulness it may certainly be distinguished from false doctrines.
Study Bible
Lying Prophets
28"The prophet who has a dream may relate his dream, but let him who has My word speak My word in truth. What does straw have in common with grain?" declares the LORD. 29"Is not My word like fire?" declares the LORD, "and like a hammer which shatters a rock? 30"Therefore behold, I am against the prophets," declares the LORD, "who steal My words from each other.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 10:4
The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

2 Corinthians 10:5
We tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Jeremiah 5:14
Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, "Because you have spoken this word, Behold, I am making My words in your mouth fire And this people wood, and it will consume them.

Jeremiah 20:9
But if I say, "I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name," Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it.

Hosea 6:5
Therefore I have hewn them in pieces by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of My mouth; And the judgments on you are like the light that goes forth.
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