New International Version
But I said, "Should a man like me run away? Or should someone like me go into the temple to save his life? I will not go!"
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Should such a man as I flee? - Shall I, who am governor of the people, appointed both by God and the king, shall I betray my trust, and leave the flock without a shepherd? Shall I be a traitor, and abandon the office to which I am appointed? - No! Who, in my situation, with such responsibility, and such prospects, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not: I will stand at my post, and be ready to receive my enemies whensoever they come; so let Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshem look to themselves.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryJune 18. "I am Doing a Great Work, So that I Cannot Come Down" (Neh. vi. 3).
"I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down" (Neh. vi. 3). When work is pressing there are many little things that will come and seem to need attention. Then it is a very blessed thing to be quiet and still, and work on, and trust the little things with God. He answers such trust in a wonderful way. If the soul has no time to fret and worry and harbor care, it has learned the secret of faith in God. A desperate desire to get some difficulty right takes the eye off of God and His glory. Some …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
"My Little Children, These Things Write I unto You, that Ye Sin Not. And if any Man Sin, we have an Advocate with the Father,",
I realized that God had not sent him, but that he had prophesied against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
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