I have set you for a tower and a fortress among my people, that you may know and try their way.
Treasury of Scripture
Jeremiah 1:18 For, behold, I have made you this day a defended city, and an iron pillar, and brazen walls against the whole land...
Jeremiah 15:20 And I will make you to this people a fenced brazen wall: and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you...
Ezekiel 3:8-10 Behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads...
Ezekiel 20:4 Will you judge them, son of man, will you judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:
Ezekiel 22:2 Now, you son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? yes, you shall show her all her abominations.
ContextAn Invasion From the North
22Thus said the LORD, Behold, a people comes from the north country, and a great nation shall be raised from the sides of the earth. 23They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roars like the sea; and they ride on horses, set in array as men for war against you, O daughter of Zion. 24We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail. 25Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side. 26O daughter of my people, gird you with sackcloth, and wallow yourself in ashes: make you mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come on us. 27I have set you for a tower and a fortress among my people, that you may know and try their way. 28They are all grievous rebels, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters. 29The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melts in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away. 30Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD has rejected them.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
I have made thee a trier and a fortress among my people; that thou mayest know and try their way.
I have set thee for a strong trier among my people: and thou shalt know and prove 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.
King James Bible
I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest 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.