Jeremiah 21:8
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New International Version
"Furthermore, tell the people, 'This is what the LORD says: See, I am setting before you the way of life and the way of death.

King James Bible
And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.

Darby Bible Translation
And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.

World English Bible
To this people you shall say, Thus says Yahweh: Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.

Young's Literal Translation
And unto this people thou dost say, Thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am setting before you the way of life, And the way of death!

Jeremiah 21:8 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death - Meaning escape or destruction in the present instance. This is explained in the next verse.

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I set.

Deuteronomy 11:26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;

Deuteronomy 30:15,19 See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil...

Isaiah 1:19,20 If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land...

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Scriptures Showing the Sin and Danger of Joining with Wicked and Ungodly Men.
Scriptures Showing The Sin And Danger Of Joining With Wicked And Ungodly Men. When the Lord is punishing such a people against whom he hath a controversy, and a notable controversy, every one that is found shall be thrust through: and every one joined with them shall fall, Isa. xiii. 15. They partake in their judgment, not only because in a common calamity all shares, (as in Ezek. xxi. 3.) but chiefly because joined with and partakers with these whom God is pursuing; even as the strangers that join
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Cross References
Deuteronomy 30:15
See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.

Deuteronomy 30:19
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live

Proverbs 12:28
In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.

Isaiah 1:19
If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land;

Isaiah 1:20
but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Jeremiah 38:17
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.

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