Isaiah 41:7

“So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anuill, saying; It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nayles that it should not be moued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the craftsman encourages the smelter, {And} he who smooths {metal} with the hammer {encourages} him who beats the anvil, Saying of the soldering, "It is good; And he fastens it with nails, {So that} it will not totter."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So the carpenter encourageth the goldsmith, `and' he that smootheth with the hammer him that smiteth the anvil, saying of the soldering, It is good; and he fasteneth it with nails, that is should not be moved.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So the metal-worker put heart into the gold-worker, and he who was hammering the metal smooth said kind words to the iron-worker, saying of the plate, It is ready: and he put it together with nails, so that there might be no slipping.
- Basic English Bible

And the artizan encouraged the founder, he that smootheth [with] the hammer him that smiteth on the anvil, saying of the soldering, It is good; and he fasteneth it with nails, that it be not moved.
- Darby Bible

So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
- Webster's Bible

So the carpenter encourages the goldsmith. He who smoothes with the hammer encourages him who strikes the anvil, saying of the soldering, "It is good;" and he fastens it with nails, that it might not totter.
- World English Bible

And strengthen doth an artizan the refiner, A smoother [with] a hammer, Him who is beating [on] an anvil, Saying, `For joining it [is] good,' And he strengtheneth it with nails, it is not moved!
- Youngs Literal Bible

So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smiteth the anvil, saying of the soldering: 'It is good'; and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 41:7


41:7 Fastened it - To the wall or pillar.


Discussion for Isaiah 41

  • Ruth
    Gods word is for our encouragement.B. Basic
    I. Instructions
    B. Before
    L. Leaving
    E. Earth
  • Sonia
    God knows everything is wrong. And it is. But stay strong. He is here for you.
  • Ken
    We have no reason to be afraid or anxious because Jehovah God is right there with us. Holding on to our right hand
  • Linda
    God is trying to tell us to have faith in Him. God loves His children... If we'd just go to Him and trust Him our life would be so much better... Amen
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you, God, I needed this.
  • BSP
    God promises to be with us and strengthen us if we rely on and put our confidence in Him.

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