New American Standard Bible
"I have made you an assayer and a tester among My people, That you may know and assay their way."
King James Bible
I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.
Darby Bible Translation
I have set thee among my people as an assayer, a fortress, that thou mayest know and try their way.
World English Bible
"I have made you a tester of metals [and] a fortress among my people; that you may know and try their way.
Young's Literal Translation
A watch-tower I have given thee, Among My people a fortress, And thou knowest, and hast tried their way.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I have set thee among My people as a prover of ore,
And thou shalt know and try their way.
They are all of them rebels of rebels (i. e., utter rebels):
Slander-walkers, were copper and iron,
Corrupters all of them.
The bellows glow: from their fire lead only!
In vain hath the smelter smelted,
And the wicked are not separated.
Refuse-silver have men called them:
For Yahweh hath refused them.
The intermixture throughout of moral words and metallurgical terms is remarkable.
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"Now behold, I have made you today as a fortified city and as a pillar of iron and as walls of bronze against the whole land, to the kings of Judah, to its princes, to its priests and to the people of the land.
Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, "Behold, I will refine them and assay them; For what else can I do, because of the daughter of My people?
"Then I will make you to this people A fortified wall of bronze; And though they fight against you, They will not prevail over you; For I am with you to save you And deliver you," declares the LORD.
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