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Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

3:9 adamant. This word (Hebrew, shamir) may also mean “diamond” or “briar,” in the sense of being used in cutting (compare Zechariah 7:12). The Word of God, properly understood and proclaimed, is “sharper than any two-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12).

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