Jeremiah 23:29

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Is not my word like as a fire, saith the Lord ? and like a hammer that breaketh the rocke in pieces?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Is not My word like fire? declares the LORD, "and like a hammer which shatters a rock?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Is not my word like fire? saith Jehovah; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is not my word like fire? says the Lord; and like a hammer, smashing the rock to bits?
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

Is it not thus? My word [is] as a fire, An affirmation of Jehovah. And as a hammer -- it breaketh in pieces a rock.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Is not My word like as fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Jeremiah 23

  • Don Felipe
    Jeremiah 23 is part of the ominous warning God has given to believers. The very beginning of the chapter is setting up the prophecy of the Christian church in the last days before Jesus' returns in judgment. The history of the Hebrew nation is a mirror of the things that have come to pass in these latter days. Judgment must first come on the church...and it has already begun. May God have mercy
  • Irene123
    V. 14 - God just didn't like Sodom/Gomorrah; I guess He did (maybe) at one time, OR, His word does say he is of great mercy and slow to anger. People say there was no 'grace' with God in the O.T.; I think there was ................
  • Lu2677
    "Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith"
    Verse 31
  • Irene123
    Jer. 23:26-27; do these vs. remind anyone of an institution that was formed in 325 A.D.? especially v. 27.
  • Pastor Keith Carl Livingston
    I love in Allentown P.A. I notice some of our fellow churches don,t talk about the Holy Spirit much. they tell the bible like its a story. The bible is about u do Gods will,following God,s word with our whole hearts. Explain to the people that we are being judged by God in a spirit,and in truth. God is a spirit that we can feel when we truly sleek his anointing.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Verse 1 is particularly instructive since it reminds us of the emergence of false prophets which the Bible warns will be hallmark of the last days. "Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.". While the warning is directed at pastors, it applies to all who preach false doctrines that cause souls to stray from the path of righteousness.

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