Now King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, as governor over the people whom he allowed to remain in the land of Judah.
However, Ahikam son of Shaphan
So Jeremiah went to Gedaliah son of Ahikam at Mizpah
The king ordered Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Acbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king’s servant,
So Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Acbor, Shaphan, and Asaiah went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shullam son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, the supervisor of the wardrobe.
The king ordered Hilkiah, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Abdon son of Micah,
sent and had Jeremiah brought from the courtyard of the guardhouse. They turned him over to Gedaliah,
Now some of the officers of the Judean army and their troops had been hiding in the countryside. They heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam to govern
Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan, took an oath so as to give them and their troops some assurance of safety.
Moreover, all the Judeans who were in Moab, Ammon, Edom, and all the other countries heard what had happened. They heard that the king of Babylon had allowed some people to stay in Judah and that he had appointed Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan, to govern them.
They said to him, “Are you at all aware
But Gedaliah son of Ahikam said to Johanan son of Kareah, “Do not do that
But in the seventh month
Ishmael son of Nethaniah and the ten men who were with him stood up, pulled out their swords, and killed Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan. Thus Ishmael killed the man that the king of Babylon had appointed to govern the country.
Ishmael son of Nethaniah went out from Mizpah to meet them. He was pretending to cry
They were afraid of what the Babylonians might do
They also led off all the men, women, children, and royal princesses
Before Jeremiah could turn to leave, the captain of the guard added, “Go back
Then Ishmael took captive all the people who were still left alive in Mizpah. This included the royal princesses
Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers who were with him led off all the people who had been left alive at Mizpah. They had rescued them from Ishmael son of Nethaniah after he killed Gedaliah son of Ahikam. They led off the men, women, children, soldiers, and court officials whom they had brought away from Gibeon.