New International Version
"Take him and look after him; don't harm him but do for him whatever he asks."
King James Bible
Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Take him, and keep an eye upon him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.
World English Bible
Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do to him even as he shall tell you.
Young's Literal Translation
'Take him, and place thine eyes upon him, and do no evil thing to him, but as he speaketh unto thee, so do with him.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Take him - look well to him - Nebuchadnezzar had heard that this prophet had foretold his capture of the city, and had frequently used all his influence to induce Zedekiah to pay the tribute, and not rebel against him; and on this account would be inclined to show the prophet especial favor.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
look well to him. Heb. set thine eyes upon him.
LibraryEbedmelech the Ethiopian
'For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in Me, saith the Lord.'--JER. xxxix. 18. Ebedmelech is a singular anticipation of that other Ethiopian eunuch whom Philip met on the desert road to Gaza. It is prophetic that on the eve of the fall of the nation, a heathen man should be entering into union with God. It is a picture in little of the rejection of Israel and the ingathering of the Gentiles. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
How those who Use Food Intemperately and those who Use it Sparingly are to be Admonished.
1 Peter 3:13
Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?
He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
"Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."
When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone's way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.
In the LORD's hand the king's heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.
"I will save you from the hands of the wicked and deliver you from the grasp of the cruel."
So Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard, Nebushazban a chief officer, Nergal-Sharezer a high official and all the other officers of the king of Babylon
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