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Jeremiah 6:29

    Jeremiah 6:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melts in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The bellows blow fiercely; the lead is consumed of the fire: in vain do they go on refining; for the wicked are not plucked away.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The blower is blowing strongly, the lead is burned away in the fire: they go on heating the metal to no purpose, for the evil-doers are not taken away.

    Webster's Revision

    The bellows blow fiercely; the lead is consumed of the fire: in vain do they go on refining; for the wicked are not plucked away.

    World English Bible

    The bellows blow fiercely; the lead is consumed of the fire: in vain do they go on refining; for the wicked are not plucked away.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The bellows blow fiercely; the lead is consumed of the fire: in vain do they go on refining; for the wicked are not plucked away.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 6:29

    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 6:29

    The bellows are burned - Worn out by continual blowing. The prophet has exhausted all his efforts. His heart, consumed by the heat of divine inspiration, can labor no more. Others translate "The bellows snort," i. e., blow furiously. More probably, "The bellows glow" with the strong heat of the fire.

    Plucked away - Separated. The smelter's object is to separate the metal from the dross.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 6:29

    6:29 The bellows - The prophet prosecutes his metaphor taken from refining of metals, intimating, that the prophets had spent their breath to no purpose, and their strength was consumed by their labour. The lead - The judgments which were heavy, as lead upon them, are all wasted, and do no good. In vain - Let the artist use his greatest skill and industry, yet is it all in vain.