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

  • Michael Young
    I love the Lord and His Word. Everything He saith is always true! Praise the Lord!!
  • Loretta Sanchez
    Somehow when I first read this scripture out impacted me, empowered, encouraged, motivated and brought hope and a kick in my faith. My God!! Who loves me this much, who will "help me!" ME!!! He CHOSE ME!! It melted my heart that this awesome God I serve comes to my rescue. Reading God's word did a transformation in my faith. Thank you Jesus!! Thank you will all my heart Lord for you are so good!! Thank you for guiding me to your word when you speak to me. Gratitude!! I share this scripture to those in trouble.
  • Felicia
    Verse 17 is an open invitation to all the poor and the needy who seek water, who are thirsty, maybe thirsty for natural water, the Lord says "I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them" This verse gives me life it restores my soul each time I read it. It truly sanctifies me. Thank you Jesus for your faithfulness. Your Word makes me whole, Father and I bless your name!
  • Florence AlexanderYou can trust GOD
    You can trust God no matter what the problem or situations he is able to handled it.Keep praying keep believing don't give up on your dreams it shall come to pass. God is not a man that he should lie.He keeps. His word psalm 37:4-30. Psalm 23:1-5
  • Librarygal143
    What I need. Thank you, Lord.
  • Stephen
    Wonderful chapter that gave me a satisfying solution in atime of doubts and confusion about what next to do. Then came an outburst of spontaneous revelation oof. My son go to isiah 41 verses. 15 to 21 and God was just great as an inner joy filled my heart. Hurrah! The answer was released to me with another spontaneus Thank you

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