26:11 Then the priests and the prophets made their charges before the officials and all the people. They said, 1 “This man should be condemned to die 2 because he prophesied against this city. You have heard him do so 3 with your own ears.”
26:12 Then Jeremiah made his defense before all the officials and all the people. 4 “The Lord sent me to prophesy everything you have heard me say against this temple and against this city. 26:13 But correct the way you have been living and do what is right. 5 Obey the Lord your God. If you do, the Lord will forgo destroying you as he threatened he would. 6 26:14 As to my case, I am in your power. 7 Do to me what you deem fair and proper. 26:15 But you should take careful note of this: If you put me to death, you will bring on yourselves and this city and those who live in it the guilt of murdering an innocent man. For the Lord has sent me to speak all this where you can hear it. That is the truth!” 8
26:16 Then the officials and all the people rendered their verdict to the priests and the prophets. They said, 9 “This man should not be condemned to die. 10 For he has spoken to us under the authority of the Lord our God.” 11
1 tn Heb “the priests and prophets said to the leaders and the people….” The long sentence has been broken up to conform better with contemporary English style and the situational context is reflected in “laid their charges.”
2 tn Heb “a sentence of death to this man.”
3 tn Heb “it.”
4 tn Heb “Jeremiah said to all the leaders and all the people….” See the note on the word “said” in the preceding verse.
7 tn Heb “And I, behold I am in your hand.” Hand is quite commonly used for “power” or “control” in biblical contexts.
8 tn Heb “For in truth the
9 tn Heb “Then the officials and all the people said to the priests and the prophets…”
11 tn Heb “For in the name of the
sn The priests and false prophets claimed that they were speaking in the