Jeremiah 38:16
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
Then King Zedekiah swore secretly to Jeremiah, “As the LORD lives, who made our souls, I will not put you to death or deliver you into the hand of these men who seek your life.”

King James Bible
So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto Jeremiah, saying, As the LORD liveth, that made us this soul, I will not put thee to death, neither will I give thee into the hand of these men that seek thy life.

American Standard Version
So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto Jeremiah, saying, As Jehovah liveth, that made us this soul, I will not put thee to death, neither will I give thee into the hand of these men that seek thy life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then king Sedecias swore to Jeremias, in private, saying: As the Lord liveth, that made us this soul, I will not put thee to death, nor will I deliver thee into the hands of these men that seek thy life.

English Revised Version
So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto Jeremiah, saying, As the LORD liveth, that made us this soul, I will not put thee to death, neither will I give thee into the hand of these men that seek thy life.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Zedekiah the king swore secretly to Jeremiah, saying, As the LORD liveth, that made us this soul, I will not put thee to death, neither will I give thee into the hand of these men that seek thy life.

Jeremiah 38:16 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Then the king commanded the Ethiopian, "Take hence thirty men in thine hand, and bring up Jeremiah out of the pit before he dies." בידך, "in thine hand," i.e., under your direction; cf. Numbers 31:49. The number thirty has been found too great; and Ewald, Hitzig, and Graf would read שׁלשׁה, because the syntax requires the singular אישׁ after שׁלשׁים, and because at that time, when the fighting men had already decreased in number (Jeremiah 38:4), thirty men could not be sent away from a post in danger without difficulty. These two arguments are quite invalid. The syntax does not demand אישׁ; for with the tens (20-90) the noun frequently follows in the plural as well as in the singular, if the number precede; cf. 2 Samuel 3:20; 2 Kings 2:16, etc.; see also Gesenius' Grammar, 120, 2. The other argument is based on arbitrary hypotheses; for the passage neither speaks of fighting men, nor states that they would be taken from a post in danger. Ebedmelech was to take thirty men, not because they would all be required for drawing out the prophet, but for making surer work in effecting the deliverance of the prophet, against all possible attempts on the part of the princes or of the populace to prevent them.

Jeremiah 38:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

sware.

Jeremiah 37:17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him out: and the king asked him secretly in his house, and said, Is there any word from the LORD?...

John 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God...

that made.

Numbers 16:22 And they fell on their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin...

Numbers 27:16 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,

Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.

Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth...

Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence...

of these.

Jeremiah 38:1-6 Then Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah the son of Pashur, and Jucal the son of Shelemiah, and Pashur the son of Malchiah...

Jeremiah 34:20 I will even give them into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life...

Cross References
John 3:2
This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him."

Acts 17:25
nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.

Acts 17:28
for "'In him we live and move and have our being'; as even some of your own poets have said, "'For we are indeed his offspring.'

Numbers 16:22
And they fell on their faces and said, "O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and will you be angry with all the congregation?"

Numbers 27:16
"Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation

Isaiah 42:5
Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:

Isaiah 57:16
For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry; for the spirit would grow faint before me, and the breath of life that I made.

Jump to Previous
Death Hand Jeremiah Life Oath Secret Secretly Seek Seeking Soul Souls Surely Sware Swore Zedekiah Zedeki'ah
Jump to Next
Death Hand Jeremiah Life Oath Secret Secretly Seek Seeking Soul Souls Surely Sware Swore Zedekiah Zedeki'ah
Links
Jeremiah 38:16 NIV
Jeremiah 38:16 NLT
Jeremiah 38:16 ESV
Jeremiah 38:16 NASB
Jeremiah 38:16 KJV

Jeremiah 38:16 Bible Apps
Jeremiah 38:16 Biblia Paralela
Jeremiah 38:16 Chinese Bible
Jeremiah 38:16 French Bible
Jeremiah 38:16 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Jeremiah 38:15
Top of Page
Top of Page