Parallel Bible results for Jeremiah 38:14-27

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Jeremiah 38:14-27

NLT 14 One day King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah and had him brought to the third entrance of the ’s Temple. “I want to ask you something,” the king said. “And don’t try to hide the truth.” NIV 14 Then King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah the prophet and had him brought to the third entrance to the temple of the LORD. "I am going to ask you something," the king said to Jeremiah. "Do not hide anything from me." NLT 15 Jeremiah said, “If I tell you the truth, you will kill me. And if I give you advice, you won’t listen to me anyway.” NIV 15 Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "If I give you an answer, will you not kill me? Even if I did give you counsel, you would not listen to me." NLT 16 So King Zedekiah secretly promised him, “As surely as the our Creator lives, I will not kill you or hand you over to the men who want you dead.” NIV 16 But King Zedekiah swore this oath secretly to Jeremiah: "As surely as the LORD lives, who has given us breath, I will neither kill you nor hand you over to those who are seeking your life." NLT 17 Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “This is what the 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. NIV 17 Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "This is what the LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: 'If you surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon, your life will be spared and this city will not be burned down; you and your family will live. NLT 18 But if you refuse to surrender, you will not escape! This city will be handed over to the Babylonians, and they will burn it to the ground.’” NIV 18 But if you will not surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon, this city will be handed over to the Babylonians and they will burn it down; you yourself will not escape from their hands.' " NLT 19 “But I am afraid to surrender,” the king said, “for the Babylonians may hand me over to the Judeans who have defected to them. And who knows what they will do to me!” NIV 19 King Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, "I am afraid of the Jews who have gone over to the Babylonians, for the Babylonians may hand me over to them and they will mistreat me." NLT 20 Jeremiah replied, “You won’t be handed over to them if you choose to obey the . Your life will be spared, and all will go well for you. NIV 20 "They will not hand you over," Jeremiah replied. "Obey the LORD by doing what I tell you. Then it will go well with you, and your life will be spared. NLT 21 But if you refuse to surrender, this is what the has revealed to me: NIV 21 But if you refuse to surrender, this is what the LORD has revealed to me: NLT 22 All the women left in your palace will be brought out and given to the officers of the Babylonian army. Then the women will taunt you, saying, ‘What fine friends you have! They have betrayed and misled you. When your feet sank in the mud, they left you to your fate!’ NIV 22 All the women left in the palace of the king of Judah will be brought out to the officials of the king of Babylon. Those women will say to you: " 'They misled you and overcame you-- those trusted friends of yours. Your feet are sunk in the mud; your friends have deserted you.' NLT 23 All your wives and children will be led out to the Babylonians, and you will not escape. You will be seized by the king of Babylon, and this city will be burned down.” NIV 23 "All your wives and children will be brought out to the Babylonians. You yourself will not escape from their hands but will be captured by the king of Babylon; and this city will be burned down." NLT 24 Then Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, “Don’t tell anyone you told me this, or you will die! NIV 24 Then Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, "Do not let anyone know about this conversation, or you may die. NLT 25 My officials may hear that I spoke to you, and they may say, ‘Tell us what you and the king were talking about. If you don’t tell us, we will kill you.’ NIV 25 If the officials hear that I talked with you, and they come to you and say, 'Tell us what you said to the king and what the king said to you; do not hide it from us or we will kill you,' NLT 26 If this happens, just tell them you begged me not to send you back to Jonathan’s dungeon, for fear you would die there.” NIV 26 then tell them, 'I was pleading with the king not to send me back to Jonathan's house to die there.' " NLT 27 Sure enough, it wasn’t long before the king’s officials came to Jeremiah and asked him why the king had called for him. But Jeremiah followed the king’s instructions, and they left without finding out the truth. No one had overheard the conversation between Jeremiah and the king. NIV 27 All the officials did come to Jeremiah and question him, and he told them everything the king had ordered him to say. So they said no more to him, for no one had heard his conversation with the king.