Jeremiah 39:12
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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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Clarke'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.

Jeremiah 24:6 For I will set my eyes on them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down...

Jeremiah 40:4 And now, behold, I loose you this day from the chains which were on your hand. If it seem good to you to come with me into Babylon...

Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Amos 9:4 And though they go into captivity before their enemies, there will I command the sword, and it shall slay them...

1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers...

do him.

Psalm 105:14,15 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yes, he reproved kings for their sakes...

Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turns it wherever he will.

Acts 7:10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt...

1 Peter 3:13 And who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good?

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Ebedmelech 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.
(Admonition 20.) Differently to be admonished are the gluttonous and the abstinent. For superfluity of speech, levity of conduct, and lechery accompany the former; but the latter often the sin of impatience, and often that of pride. For were it not the case that immoderate loquacity carries away the gluttonous, that rich man who is said to have fared sumptuously every day would not burn more sorely than elsewhere in his tongue, saying, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
1 Peter 3:13
Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?

Psalm 105:14
He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:

Psalm 105:15
"Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."

Proverbs 16:7
When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone's way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.

Proverbs 21:1
In the LORD's hand the king's heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.

Jeremiah 15:21
"I will save you from the hands of the wicked and deliver you from the grasp of the cruel."

Jeremiah 39:13
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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