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Jeremiah 38:16


So King Zedekiah made a secret promise to Jeremiah and sealed it with an oath. He promised, 1  “As surely as the Lord lives who has given us life and breath, 2  I promise you this: I will not kill you or hand you over to those men who want to kill you.” 3 


Nu 16:22; Nu 27:16; Ec 12:7; Isa 57:16; Jer 34:20; Jer 37:17; Jer 38:1-6; Zec 12:1; Joh 3:2; Heb 12:9

NET © Notes

tn Heb “So King Zedekiah secretly swore an oath to Jeremiah, saying.”

tn Heb “who has made this life/soul/ breath [נֶפֶשׁ, nefesh] for us.” The Hebrew term נֶפֶשׁ refers to the living, breathing substance of a person which constitutes his very life (cf. BDB 659 s.v. נֶפֶשׁ 1; 3).

tn Heb “who are seeking your life.”

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