18:18 Then some people 1 said, “Come on! Let us consider how to deal with Jeremiah! 2 There will still be priests to instruct us, wise men to give us advice, and prophets to declare God’s word. 3 Come on! Let’s bring charges against him and get rid of him! 4 Then we will not need to pay attention to anything he says.”
1 tn Heb “They.” The referent is unidentified; “some people” has been used in the translation.
3 tn Heb “Instruction will not perish from priest, counsel from the wise, word from the prophet.”
4 tn Heb “Let us smite him with our tongues.” It is clear from the context that this involved plots to kill him.