And with an iron pen and lead be cut into the rock for ever!
better yet, chiseled in stone!
That they were engraved on a rock With an iron pen and lead, forever!
That they were engraved with an iron pen in lead in the rock for ever!
I wish they were forever engraved on a rock with an iron stylus and lead.
that with an iron chisel and with lead* they were engraved in a rock forever!
19:24 that with an iron chisel and with lead1343
sn There is some question concerning the use of the lead. It surely cannot be a second description of the tool, for a lead tool would be of no use in chiseling words into a rock. It was Rashi’s idea, followed by Dillmann and Duhm, that lead was run into the cut-out letters. The suggestion that they wrote on lead tablets does not seem to fit the verse (cf. NIV). See further A. Baker, “The Strange Case of Job’s Chisel,” CBQ 31 (1969): 370-79.