Jeremiah 39:12

12 “Take him and look after him; don’t harm him but do for him whatever he asks.”

Read Jeremiah 39:12 Using Other Translations

Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.
"Take him, look after him well, and do him no harm, but deal with him as he tells you."
“See that he isn’t hurt,” he said. “Look after him well, and give him anything he wants.”

What does Jeremiah 39:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 39:12

Take him, and look well to him
Take him out of prison; take him under your immediate care; receive him kindly, and use him humanely; provide everything necessary for him, and let him not want for anything: or, "set thine eyes upon him" F13 look pleasantly at him, and let him be always under your view and inspection; treat him not with neglect and contempt, but see to it that nothing is wanting to him: and do him no harm;
no injury to his person by beating, imprisoning, or starving him; nor suffer any to be done to him by the common soldiers, or by his own people: but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee:
let him have whatever he asks for: this was great favour from a Heathen prince indeed, and more than he met with from his own countrymen.


FOOTNOTES:

F13 (wyle Myv Kynyew) "et oculos tuos pone super eum", V. L. Vatablus, Pagninus, Montanus, Schmidt.
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