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Jeremiah 40:1-16

The word
<01697>
that came to Jeremiah
<03414>
from the LORD
<03068>_,
after
<0310>
that Nebuzaradan
<05018>
the captain
<07227>
of the guard
<02876>
had let him go
<07971> (8763)
from Ramah
<07414>_,
when he had taken
<03947> (8800)
him being bound
<0631> (8803)
in chains
<0246>
among
<08432>
all that were carried away captive
<01546>
of Jerusalem
<03389>
and Judah
<03063>_,
which were carried away captive
<01540> (8716)
unto Babylon
<0894>_.
{chains: or, manicles}
And the captain
<07227>
of the guard
<02876>
took
<03947> (8799)
Jeremiah
<03414>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, The LORD
<03068>
thy God
<0430>
hath pronounced
<01696> (8765)
this evil
<07451>
upon this place
<04725>_.
Now the LORD
<03068>
hath brought
<0935> (8686)
[it], and done
<06213> (8799)
according as he hath said
<01696> (8765)_:
because ye have sinned
<02398> (8804)
against the LORD
<03068>_,
and have not obeyed
<08085> (8804)
his voice
<06963>_,
therefore this thing
<01697>
is come upon you.
And now, behold, I loose
<06605> (8765)
thee this day
<03117>
from the chains
<0246>
which [were] upon thine hand
<03027>_.
If it seem good
<02896> <05869>
unto thee to come
<0935> (8800)
with me into Babylon
<0894>_,
come
<0935> (8798)_;
and I will look well
<07760> (8799) <05869>
unto thee: but if it seem ill
<07489> (8804) <05869>
unto thee to come
<0935> (8800)
with me into Babylon
<0894>_,
forbear
<02308> (8798)_:
behold
<07200> (8798)_,
all the land
<0776>
[is] before
<06440>
thee: whither it seemeth
<0413>
good
<02896>
and convenient
<03477> <05869>
for thee to go
<03212> (8800)_,
thither go
<03212> (8798)_.
{were...: or, are upon thine hand} {I will...: Heb. I will set mine eye upon thee}
Now while he was not yet gone back
<07725> (8799)_,
[he said], Go back
<07725> (8798)
also to Gedaliah
<01436>
the son
<01121>
of Ahikam
<0296>
the son
<01121>
of Shaphan
<08227>_,
whom the king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>
hath made governor
<06485> (8689)
over the cities
<05892>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and dwell
<03427> (8798)
with him among
<08432>
the people
<05971>_:
or go
<03212> (8798)
wheresoever it seemeth convenient
<03477> <05869>
unto thee to go
<03212> (8800)_.
So the captain
<07227>
of the guard
<02876>
gave
<05414> (8799)
him victuals
<0737>
and a reward
<04864>_,
and let him go
<07971> (8762)_.
Then went
<0935> (8799)
Jeremiah
<03414>
unto Gedaliah
<01436>
the son
<01121>
of Ahikam
<0296>
to Mizpah
<04708>_;
and dwelt
<03427> (8799)
with him among
<08432>
the people
<05971>
that were left
<07604> (8737)
in the land
<0776>_.
Now when all the captains
<08269>
of the forces
<02428>
which [were] in the fields
<07704>_,
[even] they and their men
<0582>_,
heard
<08085> (8799)
that the king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>
had made Gedaliah
<01436>
the son
<01121>
of Ahikam
<0296>
governor
<06485> (8689)
in the land
<0776>_,
and had committed
<06485> (8689)
unto him men
<0582>_,
and women
<0802>_,
and children
<02945>_,
and of the poor
<01803>
of the land
<0776>_,
of them that were not carried away captive
<01540> (8717)
to Babylon
<0894>_;
Then they came
<0935> (8799)
to Gedaliah
<01436>
to Mizpah
<04708>_,
even Ishmael
<03458>
the son
<01121>
of Nethaniah
<05418>_,
and Johanan
<03110>
and Jonathan
<03129>
the sons
<01121>
of Kareah
<07143>_,
and Seraiah
<08304>
the son
<01121>
of Tanhumeth
<08576>_,
and the sons
<01121>
of Ephai
<05778>
the Netophathite
<05200>_,
and Jezaniah
<03153>
the son
<01121>
of a Maachathite
<04602>_,
they and their men
<0582>_.
And Gedaliah
<01436>
the son
<01121>
of Ahikam
<0296>
the son
<01121>
of Shaphan
<08227>
sware
<07650> (8735)
unto them and to their men
<0582>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Fear
<03372> (8799)
not to serve
<05647> (8800)
the Chaldeans
<03778>_:
dwell in
<03427> (8798)
the land
<0776>_,
and serve
<05647> (8798)
the king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>_,
and it shall be well
<03190> (8799)
with you.
As for me, behold, I will dwell
<03427> (8802)
at Mizpah
<04709>
to serve
<05975> (8800) <06440>
the Chaldeans
<03778>_,
which will come
<0935> (8799)
unto us: but ye, gather
<0622> (8798)
ye wine
<03196>_,
and summer fruits
<07019>_,
and oil
<08081>_,
and put
<07760> (8798)
[them] in your vessels
<03627>_,
and dwell
<03427> (8798)
in your cities
<05892>
that ye have taken
<08610> (8804)_.
{to serve: Heb. to stand before}
Likewise when all the Jews
<03064>
that [were] in Moab
<04124>_,
and among the Ammonites
<05983>_,
and in Edom
<0123>_,
and that [were] in all the countries
<0776>_,
heard
<08085> (8804)
that the king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>
had left
<05414> (8804)
a remnant
<07611>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and that he had set
<06485> (8689)
over them Gedaliah
<01436>
the son
<01121>
of Ahikam
<0296>
the son
<01121>
of Shaphan
<08227>_;
Even all the Jews
<03064>
returned out
<07725> (8799)
of all places
<04725>
whither they were driven
<05080> (8738)_,
and came
<0935> (8799)
to the land
<0776>
of Judah
<03063>_,
to Gedaliah
<01436>_,
unto Mizpah
<04708>_,
and gathered
<0622> (8799)
wine
<03196>
and summer fruits
<07019>
very
<03966>
much
<07235> (8687)_.
Moreover Johanan
<03110>
the son
<01121>
of Kareah
<07143>_,
and all the captains
<08269>
of the forces
<02428>
that [were] in the fields
<07704>_,
came
<0935> (8804)
to Gedaliah
<01436>
to Mizpah
<04708>_,
And said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Dost thou certainly
<03045> (8800)
know
<03045> (8799)
that Baalis
<01185>
the king
<04428>
of the Ammonites
<01121> <05983>
hath sent
<07971> (8804)
Ishmael
<03458>
the son
<01121>
of Nethaniah
<05418>
to slay
<05221> (8687) <05315>
thee? But Gedaliah
<01436>
the son
<01121>
of Ahikam
<0296>
believed
<0539> (8689)
them not. {to slay...: Heb. to strike thee in soul?}
Then Johanan
<03110>
the son
<01121>
of Kareah
<07143>
spake
<0559> (8804)
to Gedaliah
<01436>
in Mizpah
<04709>
secretly
<05643>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Let me go
<03212> (8799)_,
I pray thee, and I will slay
<05221> (8686)
Ishmael
<03458>
the son
<01121>
of Nethaniah
<05418>_,
and no man
<0376>
shall know
<03045> (8799)
[it]: wherefore should he slay
<05221> (8686) <05315>
thee, that all the Jews
<03064>
which are gathered
<06908> (8737)
unto thee should be scattered
<06327> (8738)_,
and the remnant
<07611>
in Judah
<03063>
perish
<06> (8804)_?
But Gedaliah
<01436>
the son
<01121>
of Ahikam
<0296>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Johanan
<03110>
the son
<01121>
of Kareah
<07143>_,
Thou shalt not do
<06213> (8799)
this thing
<01697>_:
for thou speakest
<01696> (8802)
falsely
<08267>
of Ishmael
<03458>_.


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