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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Figuratively, a yoke of iron (Deuteronomy 28:48 ) denotes hard service; a rod of iron (Psalm 2:9 ), a stern government; a pillar of iron (Jeremiah 1:18 ), a strong support; a furnace of iron (Deuteronomy 4:20 ), severe labour; a bar of iron (Job 40:18 ), strength; fetters of iron (Psalm 107:10 ), affliction; giving silver for iron (Isaiah 60:17 ), prosperity.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Iron'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​i/iron.html. 1897.