Jeremiah 11:21
New International Version
Therefore this is what the LORD says about the people of Anathoth who are threatening to kill you, saying, "Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD or you will die by our hands"--

New Living Translation
This is what the LORD says about the men of Anathoth who wanted me dead. They had said, "We will kill you if you do not stop prophesying in the LORD's name."

English Standard Version
Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the men of Anathoth, who seek your life, and say, “Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD, or you will die by our hand”—

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, this is what the LORD says concerning the people of Anathoth who are seeking your life and saying, “You must not prophesy in the name of the LORD, or you will die by our hand.”

New American Standard Bible
Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the men of Anathoth, who seek your life, saying, "Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD, so that you will not die at our hand";

King James Bible
Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that thou die not by our hand:

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, here is what the LORD says concerning the people of Anathoth who intend to take your life. They warn, "Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD, or you will certainly die at our hand."

Contemporary English Version
Then the LORD said: Jeremiah, some men from Anathoth say they will kill you, if you keep on speaking for me.

Good News Translation
The people of Anathoth wanted me killed, and they told me that they would kill me if I kept on proclaiming the LORD's message.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, here is what the LORD says concerning the people of Anathoth who want to take your life. They warn, "You must not prophesy in the name of Yahweh, or you will certainly die at our hand."

International Standard Version
Therefore, this is what the LORD says about the men of Anathoth who seek to kill you, all the while threatening you, "Don't prophesy in the name of the LORD so you won't die by our hand!"

NET Bible
Then the LORD told me about some men from Anathoth who were threatening to kill me. They had threatened, "Stop prophesying in the name of the LORD or we will kill you!"

New Heart English Bible
Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the men of Anathoth, who seek my life, saying, "You shall not prophesy in the name of the LORD, that you not die by our hand;"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD says: The people of Anathoth want to kill you. They say, "Don't prophesy in the name of the LORD, or we'll kill you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying: 'Thou shalt not prophesy in the name of the LORD, that thou die not by our hand';

New American Standard 1977
Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the men of Anathoth, who seek your life, saying, “Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD, that you might not die at our hand”;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, thus hath the LORD said regarding the men of Anathoth that seek thy life, saying, Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD that thou not die by our hand;

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore thus says the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek your life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that you die not by our hand:

American King James Version
Therefore thus said the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek your life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that you die not by our hand:

American Standard Version
Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Thou shalt not prophesy in the name of Jehovah, that thou die not by our hand;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore thus saith the Lord to the men of Anathoth, who seek thy life, and say: Thou shalt not prophesy in the name of the Lord, and thou shalt not die in our hands.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of Jehovah, that thou die not by our hand,

English Revised Version
Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Thou shalt not prophesy in the name of the LORD, that thou die not by our hand:

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that thou die not by our hand:

World English Bible
Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the men of Anathoth, who seek your life, saying, You shall not prophesy in the name of Yahweh, that you not die by our hand;

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, thus said Jehovah concerning the men of Anathoth, who are seeking thy life, saying: Do not prophesy in the name of Jehovah, And thou dost not die by our hands.
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The Plot Against Jeremiah
20But, O LORD of Hosts, who judges righteously, who tests the heart and mind, let me see Your vengeance upon them, for I have committed my cause to You. 21Therefore, this is what the LORD says concerning the people of Anathoth who are seeking your life and saying, “You must not prophesy in the name of the LORD, or you will die by our hand.” 22So this is what the LORD of Hosts says: “I will punish them. Their young men will die by the sword, their sons and daughters by famine.…
Cross References
Isaiah 30:10
They say to the seers, "No more visions," and to the prophets, "Do not prophesy to us the truth. Speak to us pleasant words; prophesy illusions.

Jeremiah 1:1
These are the words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests in Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin.

Jeremiah 12:5
"If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in a peaceful land, how will you do in the thickets of the Jordan?

Jeremiah 12:6
Even your brothers--your own father's household--even they have betrayed you; even they have cried aloud against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.

Jeremiah 20:10
For I have heard the whispering of many, "Terror is on every side! Report him; let us report him!" All my trusted friends watch for my fall: "Perhaps he will be deceived so that we may prevail against him and take our vengeance upon him."

Jeremiah 26:8
and as soon as he had finished telling all the people what the LORD had commanded him to say, the priests and prophets and all the people seized him, shouting, "You must surely die!

Jeremiah 32:7
Behold! Hanamel, the son of your uncle Shallum, is coming to you to say, 'Buy for yourself my field in Anathoth, for you have the right of redemption to buy it.'

Jeremiah 34:20
I will hand over to their enemies who seek their lives. Their corpses will become food for the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth.

Jeremiah 38:4
Then the officials said to the king, "This man ought to die, for he is discouraging the warriors who remain in this city, as well as all the people, by speaking such words to them; this man is not seeking the well-being of these people, but their ruin."

Amos 2:12
"But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore thus said the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek your life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that you die not by our hand:

that seek.

Jeremiah 12:5,6 If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then …

Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say …

Micah 7:6 For the son dishonors the father, the daughter rises up against her …

Matthew 10:21,34-36 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father …

Luke 4:24 And he said, Truly I say to you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

prophesy.

Isaiah 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not …

Amos 2:12 But you gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, …

Amos 7:13-16 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, …

Micah 2:6-11 Prophesy you not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not …

thou.

Jeremiah 20:1,2 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor …

Jeremiah 38:1-6 Then Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah the son of Pashur, …

Matthew 21:35 And the farmers took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, …

Matthew 22:6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.

Matthew 23:34-37 Why, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and …

Luke 13:33,34 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: …

Acts 7:51,52 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always …







Lexicon
Therefore,
לָכֵ֗ן (lā·ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

this is what
כֹּֽה־ (kōh-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

says
אָמַ֤ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

concerning
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the people
אַנְשֵׁ֣י (’an·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of Anathoth
עֲנָת֔וֹת (‘ă·nā·ṯō·wṯ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6068: Anathoth -- a place near Jerusalem, also two Israelites

who are seeking
הַֽמְבַקְשִׁ֥ים (ham·ḇaq·šîm)
Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

your life
נַפְשְׁךָ֖ (nap̄·šə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

and saying,
לֵאמֹ֑ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“You must not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

prophesy
תִנָּבֵא֙ (ṯin·nā·ḇê)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5012: To prophesy, speak, by inspiration

in the name
בְּשֵׁ֣ם (bə·šêm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

of the LORD,
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

or you will die
תָמ֖וּת (ṯā·mūṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

by our hand.”
בְּיָדֵֽנוּ׃ (bə·yā·ḏê·nū)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
(21) Thus saith the Lord.--The "men of Anathoth," it would seem, had at first tried to stop the preaching of Jeremiah by threats, as Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, had tried to stop that of Amos (Amos 7:12-13). Failing in this, after the manner of the men of Nazareth in their attack on the Christ (Luke 4:28-29), and of the later Jews in their dealings with St. Paul, they conspired against his life (Acts 9:23; Acts 9:29; Acts 14:19; Acts 23:12).

Verse 21. - Prophesy not, etc. The men of Anathoth tried first of all to effect their object by threatening. In the name of the Lord should be rather, by the name, etc. The phrase is exactly parallel to Psalm 55:1, "Save me, O God, by thy Name, and judge me by thy strength." The Name of God is equivalent to his revealed presence or personality. Baal's prophets prophesied "by Baal" (Jeremiah 2:8), i.e. by an impulse thought to proceed from Baal; Jehovah's by the consciousness of his revealed presence. 11:18-23 The prophet Jeremiah tells much concerning himself, the times he lived in being very troublesome. Those of his own city plotted how they might cause his death. They thought to end his days, but he outlived most of his enemies; they thought to blast his memory, but it lives to this day, and will be blessed while time lasts. God knows all the secret designs of his and his people's enemies, and can, when he pleases, make them known. God's justice is a terror to the wicked, but a comfort to the godly. When we are wronged, we have a God to commit our cause to, and it is our duty to commit it to him. We should also look well to our own spirits, that we are not overcome with evil, but that by patient continuance in praying for our enemies, and in kindness to them, we may overcome evil with good.
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