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"Can a man break iron-- iron from the north--or bronze?
King James Bible
Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?
American Standard Version
Can one break iron, even iron from the north, and brass?
Young's Literal Translation
Doth one break iron -- northern iron, and brass?
Jeremiah 15:12 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel? - Shall our weak forces be able to oppose and overcome the powers of the Chaldeans? נחשת nechasheth, which we here translate steel, property signifies brass or copper united with tin, which gives it much hardness, and enables it to bear a good edge.
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Jeremiah 1:18,19 For, behold, I have made you this day a defended city, and an iron pillar, and brazen walls against the whole land...
Jeremiah 21:4,5 Thus said the LORD God of Israel; Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war that are in your hands...
Job 40:9 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him?
Isaiah 45:9 Woe to him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth...
Habakkuk 1:5-10 Behold you among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which you will not believe...
Jeremiah 15:12 Parallel CommentariesBrass Break Broken Bronze Iron North Northern Possible Smash SteelBrass Break Broken Bronze Iron North Northern Possible Smash SteelTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Numbers 34:7 "'For your northern boundary, run a line from the Mediterranean Sea to Mount Hor
Jeremiah 28:14 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I will put an iron yoke on the necks of all these nations to make them serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they will serve him. I will even give him control over the wild animals.'"