New American Standard Bible
So King Zedekiah said, "Behold, he is in your hands; for the king can do nothing against 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And king Zedekiah said, Behold, he is in your hand; for the king is not he that can do a thing 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.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
All real power was in their hands, and as they affirmed that Jeremiah's death was a matter of necessity, the king did not dare refuse it to them.
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Samuel 3:39
"I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too difficult for me. May the LORD repay the evildoer according to his evil."
"But as for me, behold, I am in your hands; do with me as is good and right in your sight.
Now King Zedekiah sent and took him out; and in his palace the king secretly asked him and said, "Is there a word from the LORD?" And Jeremiah said, "There is!" Then he said, "You will be given into the hand of the king of Babylon!"
Then the king gave orders, and Daniel was brought in and cast into the lions' den. The king spoke and said to Daniel, "Your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you."
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