Parallel Verses

Amplified

Do not listen to them or heed them; serve the king of Babylon, and live. Why should this city be laid waste?

New American Standard Bible

"Do not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live! Why should this city become a ruin?

King James Version

Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste?

Holman Bible

Do not listen to them. Serve the king of Babylon and live! Why should this city become a ruin?

International Standard Version

Don't listen to them! Serve the king of Babylon and you'll live. Why should this city become a ruin?

A Conservative Version

Hearken not to them. Serve the king of Babylon, and live. Why should this city become a desolation?

American Standard Version

Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city become a desolation?

Bible in Basic English

Give no attention to them; become servants of the king of Babylon and keep yourselves from death: why let this town become a waste?

Darby Translation

Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city become a waste?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon and live: why should this city be laid waste?

Julia Smith Translation

Ye shall not hear to them; serve ye the king of Babel, and live: wherefore shall this city be laid waste?

King James 2000

Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: why should this city be laid waste?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And you must not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon and live. Why should this city become a site of ruins?

Modern King James verseion

Do not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon and live. For why should this city be laid waste?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hear them not, but serve the king of Babylon, that ye may live. Wherefore will ye make this city to be destroyed?

NET Bible

Do not listen to them. Be subject to the king of Babylon. Then you will continue to live. Why should this city be made a pile of rubble?'"

New Heart English Bible

Do not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: why should this city become a desolation?'

The Emphasized Bible

Do not hearken unto them, serve the king of Babylon land live! wherefore, should this city become a desolation?

Webster

Hearken not to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: why should this city be laid waste?

World English Bible

Don't listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: why should this city become a desolation?

Youngs Literal Translation

Ye do not hearken unto them, serve the king of Babylon, and live. Why is this city a waste?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

of Babylon
בּבל 
babel 
Usage: 262

and live
חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

References

Fausets

Context Readings

The Vessels Of The Temple

16 Also I said to the priests and to all these people, Thus says the Lord: Do not listen to the words of your [false] prophets who are prophesying to you, saying, Behold, the vessels of the Lord's house shall now shortly be brought back from Babylon; for they are prophesying a lie to you. 17 Do not listen to them or heed them; serve the king of Babylon, and live. Why should this city be laid waste? 18 But if they are true prophets and if the word of the Lord is really spoken by them, let them now make intercession to the Lord of hosts, that the vessels which are [still] left in the house of the Lord, in the house of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem may not go to Babylon.



Cross References

Jeremiah 7:34

Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride; for the land will become a waste.

Jeremiah 27:11-13

But any nation that brings its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serves him, that nation will I let remain on its own land, says the Lord, to cultivate it and dwell in it.

Jeremiah 38:17

Then said Jeremiah to Zedekiah, Thus says the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel: If you will go forth and surrender to the princes of the king of Babylon, then you will live and this city will not be burned with fire; and you will live -- "you and your house.

Jeremiah 38:23

All your wives and your children will be brought out to the Chaldeans; and you [yourself] will not escape out of their hands, but you will be seized by the king of Babylon, and you will cause this city [Jerusalem] to be burned with fire.

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