Thus says the LORD,
He that remains in this city shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that goes forth to the Chaldeans shall live; for he shall have his life for a prize, and shall live.
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George Leo Haydock
Safe. Hebrew, "a booty "chap. xxi. 9.
Septuagint, "like a thing found. "(Calmet)
The Hebrew idiom implies that he shall most surely live. Voluntary offerings prevent eternal misery. (Worthington)