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Nehemiah 6:11

    Nehemiah 6:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    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."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Nehemiah 6:11

    Save - Except; besides.

    Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 6:11

    Should such a man as I flee? - Shall I, who am governor of the people, appointed both by God and the king, shall I betray my trust, and leave the flock without a shepherd? Shall I be a traitor, and abandon the office to which I am appointed? - No! Who, in my situation, with such responsibility, and such prospects, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not: I will stand at my post, and be ready to receive my enemies whensoever they come; so let Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshem look to themselves.

    Barnes' Notes on Nehemiah 6:11

    Would go into the temple to save his life - Rather "could go into the temple and live." For a layman to enter the sanctuary was a capital offence (see Numbers 18:7).