New Living Translation
"Jeremiah, I have made you a tester of metals, that you may determine the quality of my people.
King James Bible
I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.
Darby Bible Translation
I have set thee among my people as an assayer, a fortress, that thou mayest know and try their way.
World English Bible
"I have made you a tester of metals [and] a fortress among my people; that you may know and try their way.
Young's Literal Translation
A watch-tower I have given thee, Among My people a fortress, And thou knowest, and hast tried their way.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:27 I have set thee - Here God speaks by way of encouragement to the prophet, and tells him, he had made him a fortified tower, that he might be safe, notwithstanding all the attempts against him. And try - As refiners do metals; hereby be is encouraged to reprove them more freely, God will give him prudence to see what is amiss, and undauntedness to oppose it.
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For see, today I have made you strong like a fortified city that cannot be captured, like an iron pillar or a bronze wall. You will stand against the whole land--the kings, officials, priests, and people of Judah.
Therefore, this is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says: "See, I will melt them down in a crucible and test them like metal. What else can I do with my people?
They will fight against you like an attacking army, but I will make you as secure as a fortified wall of bronze. They will not conquer you, for I am with you to protect and rescue you. I, the LORD, have spoken!
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