Jeremiah 38:15
New International Version
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.”

New Living Translation
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.”

English Standard Version
Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “If I tell you, will you not surely put me to death? And if I give you counsel, you will not listen to me.”

Berean Study Bible
“If I tell you,” Jeremiah replied, “you will surely put me to death. And even if I give you advice, you will not listen to me.”

King James Bible
Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, wilt thou not hearken unto me?

New King James Version
Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “If I declare it to you, will you not surely put me to death? And if I give you advice, you will not listen to me.”

New American Standard Bible
And Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “If I tell you, will you not certainly put me to death? Besides, if I give you advice, you will not listen to me.”

NASB 1995
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “If I tell you, will you not certainly put me to death? Besides, if I give you advice, you will not listen to me.”

NASB 1977
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “If I tell you, will you not certainly put me to death? Besides, if I give you advice, you will not listen to me.”

Amplified Bible
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “If I tell you, will you not certainly put me to death? Even if I do give you advice, you will not listen to me.”

Christian Standard Bible
Jeremiah replied to Zedekiah, “If I tell you, you will kill me, won’t you? Besides, if I give you advice, you won’t listen to me anyway.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jeremiah replied to Zedekiah, “If I tell you, you will kill me, won’t you? Besides, if I give you advice, you won’t listen to me anyway.”

American Standard Version
Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, thou wilt not hearken unto me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Jeremiah said to Tsedeqiah: “If I show you, behold, you will kill me, and if I counsel you, you will not hear me”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jeremias said to the king, If I tell thee, wilt thou not certainly put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, thou wilt not at all hearken to me.

Contemporary English Version
"Why?" I replied. "You won't listen, and you might even have me killed!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Jeremias said to Sedecias: If I shall declare it to thee, wilt thou not put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, thou wilt not hearken to me.

English Revised Version
Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, thou wilt not hearken unto me.

Good News Translation
I answered, "If I tell you the truth, you will put me to death, and if I give you advice, you won't pay any attention."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jeremiah answered Zedekiah, "If I answer you, you'll kill me. If I give you advice, you won't listen to me."

International Standard Version
Jeremiah told Zedekiah, "When I tell you, you will surely put me to death, won't you? And when I give you advice, you don't listen to me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah: 'If I declare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, thou wilt not hearken unto me.'

Literal Standard Version
And Jeremiah says to Zedekiah, “When I declare [it] to you, do you not surely put me to death? And when I counsel you, you do not listen to me.”

NET Bible
Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "If I answer you, you will certainly kill me. If I give you advice, you will not listen to me."

New Heart English Bible
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "If I declare it to you, will you not surely put me to death? And if I give you counsel, you will not listen to me."

World English Bible
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, If I declare it to you, will you not surely put me to death? and if I give you counsel, you will not listen to me.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jeremiah saith unto Zedekiah, 'When I declare to thee, dost thou not surely put me to death? and when I counsel thee, thou dost not hearken unto me.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah Rescued
14Then King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah the prophet and received him at the third entrance to the house of the LORD. “I am going to ask you something,” said the king to Jeremiah. “Do not hide anything from me.” 15“If I tell you,” Jeremiah replied, you will surely put me to death. And even if I give you advice, you will not listen to me.” 16But King Zedekiah swore secretly to Jeremiah, “As surely as the LORD lives, who has given us this life, I will not kill you, nor will I deliver you into the hands of these men who are seeking your life.”…

Cross References
Luke 22:67
"If You are the Christ, tell us." Jesus answered, "If I tell you, you will not believe.

Luke 22:68
And if I ask you a question, you will not answer.


Treasury of Scripture

Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, If I declare it to you, will you not surely put me to death? and if I give you counsel, will you not listen to me?

Luke 22:67,68
Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe: …









(15) Wilt thou not surely put me to death?--The prophet obviously speaks as if he believed the king to have sanctioned the severe measures that had been taken against him, and having no other "word of the Lord" to speak than that which he had spoken before, fears to provoke his wrath. The latter part of the sentence is better taken with the LXX., Vulg., and Luther, "thou wilt not hearken unto me "; or the form of the question altered so as to imply that answer.

Verse 15. - Wilt thou not hearken; rather, thou wilt not hearken.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“If
כִּ֚י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I tell you,”
אַגִּ֣יד (’ag·gîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

Jeremiah
יִרְמְיָ֙הוּ֙ (yir·mə·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3414: Jeremiah -- 'Yah loosens', the name of a number of Israelites

replied,
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“will you not
הֲל֖וֹא (hă·lō·w)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

surely
הָמֵ֣ת (hā·mêṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

put me to death?
תְּמִיתֵ֑נִי (tə·mî·ṯê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

And even if
וְכִי֙ (wə·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I did give you advice,
אִיעָ֣צְךָ֔ (’î·‘ā·ṣə·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

you would not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

listen
תִשְׁמַ֖ע (ṯiš·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to me.”
אֵלָֽי׃ (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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