Jeremiah 38:4
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New International Version
Then the officials said to the king, "This man should be put to death. He is discouraging the soldiers who are left in this city, as well as all the people, by the things he is saying to them. This man is not seeking the good of these people but their ruin."

King James Bible
Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, let this man be put to death: for thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them: for this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt.

Darby Bible Translation
And the princes said unto the king, Let this man, we pray thee, be put to death; for why should he weaken the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking to them according to these words? for this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt.

World English Bible
Then the princes said to the king, "Please let this man be put to death; because he weakens the hands of the men of war who remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words to them: for this man doesn't seek the welfare of this people, but the hurt."

Young's Literal Translation
And the heads say unto the king, 'Let, we pray thee, this man be put to death, because that he is making feeble the hands of the men of war, who are left in this city, and the hands of all the people, by speaking unto them according to these words, for this man is not seeking for the peace of this people, but for its evil.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let this man be put to death - And they gave their reasons plain enough: but the proof was wanting.

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the princes.

Jeremiah 26:11,21-23 Then spoke the priests and the prophets to the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die...

Jeremiah 36:12-16 Then he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's chamber: and, see, all the princes sat there, even Elishama the scribe...

2 Chronicles 24:21 And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.

Ezekiel 22:27 Her princes in the middle thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

Micah 3:1-3 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment...

Zephaniah 3:1-3 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!...

thus.

Exodus 5:4 And the king of Egypt said to them, Why do you, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you to your burdens.

1 Kings 18:17,18 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, Are you he that troubles Israel...

1 Kings 21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found you...

Ezra 4:12 Be it known to the king, that the Jews which came up from you to us are come to Jerusalem, building the rebellious and the bad city...

Nehemiah 6:9 For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God...

Amos 7:10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying...

Luke 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar...

John 11:46-50 But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done...

Acts 16:20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,

Acts 17:6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brothers to the rulers of the city, crying...

Acts 24:5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world...

Acts 28:22 But we desire to hear of you what you think: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

welfare. Heb. peace.

Jeremiah 29:7 And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray to the LORD for it...

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The Life of Mr. James Mitchel.
Mr. James Mitchel[152] was educated at the university of Edinburgh, and was, with some other of his fellow-students, made master of arts anno 1656. Mr. Robert Leighton (afterwards bishop Leighton), being then principal of that college, before the degree was conferred upon them, tendered to them the national and solemn league and covenant; which covenants, upon mature deliberation, he took, finding nothing in them but a short compend of the moral law, binding to our duty towards God and towards
John Howie—Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)

Cross References
Acts 16:20
They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar

Exodus 5:4
But the king of Egypt said, "Moses and Aaron, why are you taking the people away from their labor? Get back to your work!"

1 Kings 18:17
When he saw Elijah, he said to him, "Is that you, you troubler of Israel?"

1 Kings 18:18
"I have not made trouble for Israel," Elijah replied. "But you and your father's family have. You have abandoned the LORD's commands and have followed the Baals.

1 Kings 21:20
Ahab said to Elijah, "So you have found me, my enemy!" "I have found you," he answered, "because you have sold yourself to do evil in the eyes of the LORD.

Nehemiah 6:9
They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, "Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed." But I prayed, "Now strengthen my hands."

Jeremiah 11:21
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"--

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