Jeremiah 38:26
New International Version
then tell them, 'I was pleading with the king not to send me back to Jonathan's house to die there.'"

New Living Translation
If this happens, just tell them you begged me not to send you back to Jonathan’s dungeon, for fear you would die there.”

English Standard Version
then you shall say to them, ‘I made a humble plea to the king that he would not send me back to the house of Jonathan to die there.’”

Berean Study Bible
then tell them, ‘I was presenting to the king my petition that he not return me to the house of Jonathan to die there.’ ”

King James Bible
Then thou shalt say unto them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.

New King James Version
then you shall say to them, ‘I presented my request before the king, that he would not make me return to Jonathan’s house to die there.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
then you are to say to them, ‘I was presenting my plea before the king, not to make me return to the house of Jonathan to die there.’”

NASB 1995
then you are to say to them, 'I was presenting my petition before the king, not to make me return to the house of Jonathan to die there.'"

NASB 1977
then you are to say to them, ‘I was presenting my petition before the king, not to make me return to the house of Jonathan to die there.’”

Amplified Bible
then you are to say to them, ‘I was presenting my [humble] petition and plea to the king so that he would not send me back to Jonathan’s house to die there.’”

Christian Standard Bible
If they do, tell them, ‘I was bringing before the king my petition that he not return me to the house of Jonathan to die there.’ ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
then you will tell them, 'I was bringing before the king my petition that he not return me to the house of Jonathan to die there.'"

American Standard Version
then thou shalt say unto them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Say to them: ‘I begged of the King that he would not return me to the house of Jonathan the Scribe, that I would not die there!’”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then thou shalt say to them, I brought my supplication before the presence of the king, that he would not send me back into the house of Jonathan, that I should die there.

Contemporary English Version
So if they question you, tell them you were begging me not to send you back to the prison at Jonathan's house, because going back there would kill you."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt say to them: I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not command me to be carried back into the house of Jonathan, to die there.

English Revised Version
then thou shalt say unto them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.

Good News Translation
Just tell them you were begging me not to send you back to prison to die there."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If they come to you, say to them, 'I asked the king not to send me back to Jonathan's house to die there.'"

International Standard Version
then you are to say to them, 'I was presenting my request to the king that I not be taken back to the house of Jonathan to die there.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
then thou shalt say unto them: I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.'

Literal Standard Version
then you have said to them, I am causing my supplication to fall before the king, not to cause me to return to the house of Jonathan, to die there.”

NET Bible
If they do this, tell them, 'I was pleading with the king not to send me back to die in the dungeon of Jonathan's house.'"

New Heart English Bible
then you shall tell them, 'I presented my petition before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.'"

World English Bible
then you shall tell them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.

Young's Literal Translation
then thou hast said unto them, I am causing my supplication to fall before the king, not to cause me to return to the house of Jonathan, to die there.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah Rescued
25If the officials hear that I have spoken with you, and they come and demand of you, ‘Tell us what you said to the king and what he said to you; do not hide it from us, or we will kill you,’ 26then tell them, ‘I was presenting to the king my petition that he not return me to the house of Jonathan to die there.’” 27When all the officials came to Jeremiah and questioned him, he relayed to them the exact words the king had commanded him to say. So they said no more to him, for no one had overheard the conversation.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 37:15
The officials were angry with Jeremiah, and they beat him and placed him in jail in the house of Jonathan the scribe, for it had been made into a prison.

Jeremiah 37:20
But now please listen, O my lord the king. May my petition come before you. Do not send me back to the house of Jonathan the scribe, or I will die there."

Jeremiah 38:27
When all the officials came to Jeremiah and questioned him, he relayed to them the exact words the king had commanded him to say. So they said no more to him, for no one had overheard the conversation.


Treasury of Scripture

Then you shall say to them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.

Jeremiah 37:15,20
Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison…

Jeremiah 42:2
And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech thee, our supplication be accepted before thee, and pray for us unto the LORD thy God, even for all this remnant; (for we are left but a few of many, as thine eyes do behold us:)

Esther 4:8
Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to shew it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him for her people.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
then tell them,
וְאָמַרְתָּ֣ (wə·’ā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘I
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

was presenting
מַפִּיל־ (map·pîl-)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

to
לִפְנֵ֣י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

the king
הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

my petition
תְחִנָּתִ֖י (ṯə·ḥin·nā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8467: Favor, supplication for favor

that he not
לְבִלְתִּ֧י (lə·ḇil·tî)
Preposition-l
Strong's 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

return
הֲשִׁיבֵ֛נִי (hă·šî·ḇê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

me to the house
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of Jonathan
יְהוֹנָתָ֖ן (yə·hō·w·nā·ṯān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3083: Jonathan -- 'the LORD has given', the name of a number of Israelites

to die
לָמ֥וּת (lā·mūṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

there.’”
שָֽׁם׃ (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither


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