Parallel Verses

Amplified

But I said, Should such a man as I flee? And what man such as I could go into the temple [where only the priests are allowed to go] and yet live? I will not go in.

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 Version

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.

Holman Bible

But I said, “Should a man like me run away? How can I enter the temple and live? I will not go.”

International Standard Version

But I asked him, "Should a man like me run? Should someone like me run into the Temple to save his life? I won't go there!"

A Conservative Version

And I said, Should such a man as I flee? And who is there, that, being such as I, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.

American Standard Version

And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being such as I, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.

Bible in Basic English

And I said, Am I the sort of man to go in flight? what man, in my position, would go into the Temple to keep himself safe? I will not go in.

Darby 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.

Julia Smith Translation

And saying, Shall a man like me flee? and who as I that shall go into the temple and live? I will not go in.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But I said, "Should a man like me run away? And would a man like me go into the temple so that he can save his life? I will not go in!"

Modern King James verseion

And I said, Should such a man as I flee? And who, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But I said, "Should any such man as I flee? Who is that, being as I am, that will go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in."

NET Bible

But I replied, "Should a man like me run away? Would someone like me flee to the temple in order to save his life? I will not go!"

New Heart 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."

The Emphasized Bible

Then said I, Should, such a man as I, flee? Who then, being such as I, would enter the temple to save his life? I will not enter.

Webster

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.

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."

Youngs 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.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּמו כּמו 
K@mow 
and when, as thyself, like me, according to it, worth
Usage: 127

a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

as I flee
בּרח 
Barach 
Usage: 64

and who is there, that, being as I am, would go

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

into the temple
היכל 
heykal 
Usage: 80

חיי 
Chayay 
Usage: 15

References

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Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Attempts To Intimidate Nehemiah

10 I went into the house of Shemaiah son of Delaiah, the son of Mehetabel, who was shut up. He said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple, for they are coming to kill you -- "at night they are coming to kill you. 11 But I said, Should such a man as I flee? And what man such as I could go into the temple [where only the priests are allowed to go] and yet live? I will not go in. 12 And behold, I saw that God had not sent him, but he made this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.



Cross References

Proverbs 28:1

The wicked flee when no man pursues them, but the [uncompromisingly] righteous are bold as a lion.

Numbers 32:7-9

Why do you discourage the hearts of the Israelites from going over into the land which the Lord has given them?

1 Samuel 19:5

For he took his life in his hands and slew the Philistine, and the Lord wrought a great deliverance for all Israel; you saw it and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood and kill David without a cause?

Nehemiah 6:3

And I sent messengers to them, saying, I am doing a great work and cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave to come down to you?

Nehemiah 6:9

For they all wanted to frighten us, thinking, Their hands will be so weak that the work will not be done. But now strengthen my hands!

Job 4:3-6

Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands.

Psalm 11:1-2

In the Lord I take refuge [and put my trust]; how can you say to me, Flee like a bird to your mountain?

Psalm 112:6

He will not be moved forever; the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) shall be in everlasting remembrance.

Psalm 112:8

His heart is established and steady, he will not be afraid while he waits to see his desire established upon his adversaries.

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause the ointment of the perfumer to putrefy [and] send forth a vile odor; so does a little folly [in him who is valued for wisdom] outweigh wisdom and honor.

Isaiah 10:18

[The Lord] will consume the glory of the [Assyrian's] forest and of his fruitful field, both soul and body; and it shall be as when a sick man pines away or a standard-bearer faints.

Luke 13:31-33

At that very hour some Pharisees came up and said to Him, Go away from here, for Herod is determined to kill You.

Acts 8:1

And Saul was [not only] consenting to [Stephen's] death [he was pleased and entirely approving]. On that day a great and severe persecution broke out against the church which was in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles (special messengers).

Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me; neither do I esteem my life dear to myself, if only I may finish my course with joy and the ministry which I have obtained from [which was entrusted to me by] the Lord Jesus, faithfully to attest to the good news (Gospel) of God's grace (His unmerited favor, spiritual blessing, and mercy).

Acts 21:13

Then Paul replied, What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart like this? For I hold myself in readiness not only to be arrested and bound and imprisoned at Jerusalem, but also [even] to die for the name of the Lord Jesus.

Philippians 2:17

Even if [my lifeblood] must be poured out as a libation on the sacrificial offering of your faith [to God], still I am glad [to do it] and congratulate you all on [your share in] it.

Philippians 2:30

For it was through working for Christ that he came so near death, risking his [very] life to complete the deficiencies in your service to me [which distance prevented you yourselves from rendering].

Hebrews 11:27

[Motivated] by faith he left Egypt behind him, being unawed and undismayed by the wrath of the king; for he never flinched but held staunchly to his purpose and endured steadfastly as one who gazed on Him Who is invisible.

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