New American Standard Bible
But I said, "Should a man like me flee? And could one such as I go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in."
King James Bible
And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.
Darby Bible Translation
And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, could go into the temple, and live? I will not go in.
World English Bible
I said, "Should such a man as I flee? Who is there that, being such as I, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in."
Young's Literal Translation
And I say, 'A man such as I -- doth he flee? and who as I, that doth go in unto the temple, and live? -- I do not go in.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Would go into the temple to save his life - Rather "could go into the temple and live." For a layman to enter the sanctuary was a capital offence (see Numbers 18:7).
LibrarySharon. Caphar Lodim. The Village of those of Lydda.
Between Lydda and the sea, a spacious valley runs out, here and there widely spreading itself, and sprinkled with villages. The holy page of the New Testament [Acts 9:35] calls it Saron: and that of the Old calls the whole, perhaps, or some part of it, 'the plain of Ono,' Nehemiah 6:2, 11:35; 1 Chronicles 8:12... The wine of Sharon is of great fame, with which they mixed two parts water: and remarkable is that they say concerning the houses of Sharon. R. Lazar saith, "He that builds a brick house …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Then I perceived that surely God had not sent him, but he uttered his prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion.
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