New Living Translation
But I replied, "Should someone in my position run from danger? Should someone in my position enter the Temple to save his life? No, I won't do it!"
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:11 As I - I the chief governor, upon whose presence, the very life of the whole city and nation in a great measure depends: I who have professed such resolution, and courage, and confidence in God. I, who have had such eminent experience of God's assistance, of his calling me to this employment, and carrying me through it when our danger was greater than now it is. Shall I now dishonour God and religion, and betray the people and city of God by my cowardice? Go in - Tho' his life depended upon it.
I realized that God had not spoken to him, but that he had uttered this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions.
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