Job 19:24
New International Version
that they were inscribed with an iron tool on lead, or engraved in rock forever!

New Living Translation
carved with an iron chisel and filled with lead, engraved forever in the rock.

English Standard Version
Oh that with an iron pen and lead they were engraved in the rock forever!

Berean Study Bible
by an iron stylus on lead, or chiseled in stone forever.

King James Bible
That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!

New King James Version
That they were engraved on a rock With an iron pen and lead, forever!

New American Standard Bible
“That with an iron stylus and lead They were engraved in the rock forever!

NASB 1995
"That with an iron stylus and lead They were engraved in the rock forever!

NASB 1977
“That with an iron stylus and lead They were engraved in the rock forever!

Amplified Bible
“That with an iron stylus and [molten] lead They were engraved in the rock forever!

Christian Standard Bible
or were inscribed in stone forever by an iron stylus and lead!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
or were inscribed in stone forever by an iron stylus and lead!

American Standard Version
That with an iron pen and lead They were graven in the rock for ever!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And with a pen of iron and with a pen of lead for eternity, and upon stone they would be inscribed!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
with an iron pen and lead, or graven in the rocks!

Contemporary English Version
or chiseled into rock.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With an iron pen and in a plate of lead, or else be graven with an instrument in flint stone.

English Revised Version
That with an iron pen and lead they were graven in the rock for ever!

Good News Translation
Or with a chisel carve my words in stone and write them so that they would last forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I wish they were forever engraved on a rock with an iron stylus and lead.

International Standard Version
using an iron stylus with lead for ink! Then they'd be engraved in rock forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That with an iron pen and lead They were graven in the rock for ever!

Literal Standard Version
With a pen of iron and lead—They may be hewn in a rock forever.

NET Bible
that with an iron chisel and with lead they were engraved in a rock forever!

New Heart English Bible
That with an iron pen and lead they were engraved in the rock forever.

World English Bible
That with an iron pen and lead they were engraved in the rock forever!

Young's Literal Translation
With a pen of iron and lead -- For ever in a rock they may be hewn.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: My Redeemer Lives
23I wish that my words were recorded and inscribed in a book, 24by an iron stylus on lead, or chiseled in stone forever. 25But I know that my Redeemer lives, and in the end He will stand upon the earth.…

Cross References
Job 19:23
I wish that my words were recorded and inscribed in a book,

Job 19:25
But I know that my Redeemer lives, and in the end He will stand upon the earth.

Jeremiah 17:1
"The sin of Judah is written with an iron stylus, engraved with a diamond point on the tablets of their hearts and on the horns of their altars.


Treasury of Scripture

That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!

graven

Exodus 28:11,12,21
With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold…

Exodus 32:16
And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

Deuteronomy 27:2,3,8
And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass over Jordan unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt set thee up great stones, and plaister them with plaister: …









Verse 24. - That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever! A peculiar kind of rock-inscription, of which, so far as I know, no specimens remain, appears to be here alluded to. Job wished the characters of his record to be cut deep into the rock with an iron chisel, and the incision made to be then filled up with lead (compare the mediaeval "brasses").

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
by an iron
בַּרְזֶ֥ל (bar·zel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1270: Iron, an iron implement

stylus
בְּעֵט־ (bə·‘êṭ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5842: A stylus, marking stick

on lead,
וְעֹפָ֑רֶת (wə·‘ō·p̄ā·reṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5777: Lead (a metal)

or chiseled
יֵחָצְבֽוּן׃ (yê·ḥā·ṣə·ḇūn)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 2672: To cut, carve, to hew, split, square, quarry, engrave

in stone
בַּצּ֥וּר (baṣ·ṣūr)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

forever.
לָ֝עַ֗ד (lā·‘aḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5703: A, terminus, duration, advance, perpetuity


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