12 "Can a man break iron- iron from the north-or bronze?

Other Translations of Jeremiah 15:12

King James Version

12 Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?

English Standard Version

12 Can one break iron, iron from the north, and bronze?

The Message

12 "O Israel, O Judah, what are your chances against the iron juggernaut from the north?

New King James Version

12 Can anyone break iron, The northern iron and the bronze?

New Living Translation

12 Can a man break a bar of iron from the north, or a bar of bronze?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 15:12

Commentary on Jeremiah 15:10-14

(Read Jeremiah 15:10-14)

Jeremiah met with much contempt and reproach, when they ought to have blessed him, and God for him. It is a great and sufficient support to the people of God, that however troublesome their way may be, it shall be well with them in their latter end. God turns to the people. Shall the most hardy and vigorous of their efforts be able to contend with the counsel of God, or with the army of the Chaldeans? Let them hear their doom. The enemy will treat the prophet well. But the people who had great estates would be used hardly. All parts of the country had added to the national guilt; and let each take shame to itself.