Jeremiah 21:8
Good News Translation
Then the LORD told me to say to the people, "Listen! I, the LORD, am giving you a choice between the way that leads to life and the way that leads to death.

Contemporary English Version
Then I told them that the LORD had said: People of Jerusalem, I, the LORD, give you the choice of life or death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to this people thou shalt say: Thus saith the Lord: Behold I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.

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And to this people thou shalt say: Thus saith the Lord: Behold I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.

I set.

Deuteronomy 11:26 Behold I set forth in your sight this day a blessing and a curse:

Deuteronomy 30:15,19 Consider that I have set before thee this day life and good, and on the other hand death and evil: . . .

Isaiah 1:19,20 If you be willing, and will hearken to me, you shall eat the good things of the land. . . .

Context
Jerusalem will Fall to Babylon
7And after this, saith the Lord, I will give Sedecias the king of Juda, and his servants, and his people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence, and the sword, and the famine, into the hand of Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life, and he shall strike them with the edge of the sword, and he shall not be moved to pity, nor spare them, nor shew mercy to them. 8And to this people thou shalt say: Thus saith the Lord: Behold I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.9He that shall abide in this city, shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that shall go out and flee over to the Chaldeans, that besiege you, shall live, and his life shall be to him as a spoil.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 30:15
Consider that I have set before thee this day life and good, and on the other hand death and evil:

Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth to witness this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Choose therefore life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

Proverbs 12:28
In the path of justice is life: but the bye-way leadeth to death.

Isaiah 1:19
If you be willing, and will hearken to me, you shall eat the good things of the land.

Isaiah 1:20
But if you will not, and will provoke me to wrath: the sword shall devour you because the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

Jeremiah 38:17
And Jeremiah said to Sedecias: Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: If thou wilt take a resolution and go out to the princes of the king of Babylon, thy soul shall live, and this city shall not be burnt with fire: and thou shalt be safe, and thy house.

Additional Translations
You are also to say to this people, ‘This is what the LORD says: Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.And to this people you shall say, Thus said the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.

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

And thou shalt say to this people, Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I have set before you the way of life, and the way of death.

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

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.

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

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

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!
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