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Jeremiah 39:18

18 I will save you; you will not fall by the sword but will escape with your life, because you trust in me, declares the LORD.’ ”

Read Jeremiah 39:18 Using Other Translations

For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the LORD.
For I will surely save you, and you shall not fall by the sword, but you shall have your life as a prize of war, because you have put your trust in me, declares the LORD.'"
Because you trusted me, I will give you your life as a reward. I will rescue you and keep you safe. I, the LORD, have spoken!’”

What does Jeremiah 39:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 39:18

For I will surely deliver thee
Or, in "delivering will deliver thee" F16; this is a repetition and confirmation of what is promised in ( Jeremiah 39:17 ) , and more fully explains it: and thou shall not fall by the sword:
by the sword of the Chaldeans, when the city should be taken, as he feared he should: but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee:
shall be safe; be like a prey taken out of the hand of the mighty, and be enjoyed beyond expectation, having been given up for lost; and therefore matter of the greater joy, such as is expressed at the taking of spoils: because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the Lord.
The Targum is, "in my word"; what he had done in serving the prophet, and other good actions, sprung from a principle of faith and confidence in the Lord; and this the Lord had a respect unto; without which works are not right; and without which it is impossible to please God with them; and which faith may be, and be true, where fears are.


FOOTNOTES:

F16 (Kjlma jlm) "eripiendo eripiam te", Schmidt; "eruendo eruam te", Pagninus, Montanus.
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