New Living Translation
Do not listen to them. Surrender to the king of Babylon, and you will live. Why should this whole city be destroyed?
King James Bible
Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste?
Darby Bible Translation
Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city become a waste?
World English Bible
Don't listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: why should this city become a desolation?
Young's Literal Translation
Ye do not hearken unto them, serve the king of Babylon, and live. Why is this city a waste?
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I will put an end to the happy singing and laughter in the streets of Jerusalem. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will no longer be heard in the towns of Judah. The land will lie in complete desolation.
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "This is what the LORD God of Heaven's Armies, the God of Israel, says: 'If you surrender to the Babylonian officers, you and your family will live, and the city will not be burned down.
Do not fear the king of Babylon anymore,' says the LORD. 'For I am with you and will save you and rescue you from his power.
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