कंसस्य दूत: प्रहितोऽपि विश्वदृक् ।
क्षेत्रज्ञ ईक्षत्यमलेन चक्षुषा ॥ १८ ॥
kaṁsasya dūtaḥ prahito ’pi viśva-dṛk
yo ’ntar bahiś cetasa etad īhitaṁ
kṣetra-jña īkṣaty amalena cakṣuṣā
na — not; mayi — toward me; upaiṣyati — will He develop; ari — of being an enemy; buddhim — the attitude; acyutaḥ — the infallible Lord; kaṁsasya — of Kaṁsa; dūtaḥ — a messenger; prahitaḥ — sent; api — although; viśva — of everything; dṛk — the witness; yaḥ — who; antaḥ — inside; bahiḥ — and outside; cetasaḥ — of the heart; etat — this; īhitam — whatever is done; kṣetra — of the field (of the material body); jñaḥ — the knower; īkṣati — He sees; amalena — with perfect; cakṣuṣā — vision.
The infallible Lord will not consider me an enemy, even though Kaṁsa has sent me here as his messenger. After all, the omniscient Lord is the actual knower of the field of this material body, and with His perfect vision He witnesses, both externally and internally, all the endeavors of the conditioned soul’s heart.
Being omniscient, Lord Kṛṣṇa knew that Akrūra was only externally a friend of Kaṁsa. Internally he was an eternal devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa.