Jeremiah 38:5
New International Version
"He is in your hands," King Zedekiah answered. "The king can do nothing to oppose you."

New Living Translation
King Zedekiah agreed. “All right,” he said. “Do as you like. I can’t stop you.”

English Standard Version
King Zedekiah said, “Behold, he is in your hands, for the king can do nothing against you.”

Berean Study Bible
“Here he is,” replied King Zedekiah. “He is in your hands, since the king can do nothing to stop you.”

King James Bible
Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand: for the king is not he that can do any thing against you.

New King James Version
Then Zedekiah the king said, “Look, he is in your hand. For the king can do nothing against you.”

New American Standard Bible
And King Zedekiah said, “Behold, he is in your hands; for the king can do nothing against you.”

NASB 1995
So King Zedekiah said, "Behold, he is in your hands; for the king can do nothing against you."

NASB 1977
So King Zedekiah said, “Behold, he is in your hands; for the king can do nothing against you.”

Amplified Bible
Then King Zedekiah [fearing the princes] said, “Listen, he is in your hand; for the king is in no position to do anything against you.”

Christian Standard Bible
King Zedekiah said, “Here he is; he’s in your hands since the king can’t do anything against you.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
King Zedekiah said, "Here he is; he's in your hands since the king can't do anything against you."

American Standard Version
And Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand; for the king is not he that can do anything against you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then the king said, Behold, he is in your hands. For the king could not resist them.

Contemporary English Version
Zedekiah replied, "Do what you want with him. I can't stop you."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And king Sedecias said: Behold he is in your hands: for it is not lawful for the king to deny you any thing.

English Revised Version
And Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand: for the king is not he that can do any thing against you.

Good News Translation
King Zedekiah answered, "Very well, then, do what you want to with him; I can't stop you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
King Zedekiah answered, "He's in your hands. I won't do anything to stop you."

International Standard Version
King Zedekiah said, "Look, he's in your hands, and the king can do nothing to you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Zedekiah the king said: 'Behold, he is in your hand; for the king is not he that can do any thing against you.'

Literal Standard Version
And King Zedekiah says, “Behold, he [is] in your hand: for the king is not able [to do] anything against you.”

NET Bible
King Zedekiah said to them, "Very well, you can do what you want with him. For I cannot do anything to stop you."

New Heart English Bible
Zedekiah the king said, "Look, he is in your hand; for the king is not he who can do anything against you."

World English Bible
Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand; for the king is not he who can do anything against you.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king Zedekiah saith, 'Lo, he is in your hand: for the king is not able for you in anything.'

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Jeremiah Cast Into the Cistern
4Then 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.” 5“Here he is,” replied King Zedekiah. “He is in your hands, since the king can do nothing to stop you.” 6So they took Jeremiah and dropped him into the cistern of Malchiah, the king’s son, which was in the courtyard of the guard. They lowered Jeremiah with ropes into the cistern, which had no water but only mud, and Jeremiah sank down into the mud.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 3:39
And I am weak this day, though anointed as king, and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too fierce for me. May the LORD repay the evildoer according to his evil!"

Jeremiah 26:14
As for me, here I am in your hands; do to me what you think is good and right.

Jeremiah 37:17
Later, King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah and received him in his palace, where he asked him privately, "Is there a word from the LORD?" "There is," Jeremiah replied. "You will be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon."

Daniel 6:16
So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the den of lions. The king said to Daniel, "May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!"


Treasury of Scripture

Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand: for the king is not he that can do any thing against you.

for.

1 Samuel 15:24
And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

1 Samuel 29:9
And Achish answered and said to David, I know that thou art good in my sight, as an angel of God: notwithstanding the princes of the Philistines have said, He shall not go up with us to the battle.

2 Samuel 3:39
And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.









Verse 5. - He is in your hand. The growing power of the "princes" (see on Jeremiah 22:4) seems to have confined the king to a merely secondary role.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
“Here
הִנֵּה־ (hin·nêh-)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

he is,”
ה֖וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

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

King
הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

Zedekiah.
צִדְקִיָּ֔הוּ (ṣiḏ·qî·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6667: Zedekiah -- 'Yah is righteousness', six Israelites

“He is in your hands,
בְּיֶדְכֶ֑ם (bə·yeḏ·ḵem)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

since
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the king
הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

can do nothing
אֵ֣ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

to stop you.”
דָּבָֽר׃ (dā·ḇār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause


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