1 H1697 The word H1961 that came H3414 to Jeremiah H3068 from the LORD, H310 after H5018 that Nebuzaradan H7227 the captain H2876 of the guard H7971 had let him go H7414 from Ramah, H3947 when he had taken H631 him being bound H246 in chains H8432 among H3605 all H1546 that were carried H1546 away captive H3389 of Jerusalem H3063 and Judah, H1540 which were carried H1540 away captive H894 to Babylon.
2 H7227 And the captain H2876 of the guard H3947 took H3414 Jeremiah, H559 and said H3068 to him, The LORD H430 your God H1696 has pronounced H2063 this H7451 evil H2088 on this H4725 place.
3 H3068 Now the LORD H935 has brought H6213 it, and done H1696 according as he has said: H3588 because H2398 you have sinned H3068 against the LORD, H8085 and have not obeyed H6963 his voice, H2088 therefore this H1697 thing H1961 is come on you.
4 H6258 And now, H2009 behold, H6605 I loose H3117 you this day H246 from the chains H834 which H3027 were on your hand. H518 If H5869 it seem H2896 good H935 to you to come H894 with me into Babylon, H935 come; H7760 and I will look H518 well to you: but if H5869 it seem H7489 ill H935 to you to come H894 with me into Babylon, H2308 forbear: H7200 behold, H3605 all H776 the land H6440 is before H413 you: where H5869 it seems H2896 good H3477 and convenient H3212 for you to go, H8033 thither H3212 go.
5 H5750 Now while he was not yet H7725 gone H7725 back, H7725 he said, Go H7725 back H1436 also to Gedaliah H1121 the son H296 of Ahikam H1121 the son H8227 of Shaphan, H834 whom H4428 the king H894 of Babylon H6485 has made governor H5892 over the cities H3063 of Judah, H3427 and dwell H8432 with him among H5971 the people: H176 or H3212 go H413 wherever H3605 H5869 it seems H3477 convenient H3212 to you to go. H7227 So the captain H2876 of the guard H5414 gave H737 him victuals H4864 and a reward, H7971 and let him go.
6 H935 Then went H3414 Jeremiah H1436 to Gedaliah H1121 the son H296 of Ahikam H4708 to Mizpah; H3427 and dwelled H8432 with him among H5971 the people H7604 that were left H776 in the land.
7 H3605 Now when all H8269 the captains H2428 of the forces H834 which H7704 were in the fields, H582 even they and their men, H8085 heard H4428 that the king H894 of Babylon H1436 had made Gedaliah H1121 the son H296 of Ahikam H6485 governor H776 in the land, H6485 and had committed H582 to him men, H802 and women, H2945 and children, H1803 and of the poor H776 of the land, H1540 of them that were not carried H1540 away captive H894 to Babylon;
8 H935 Then they came H1436 to Gedaliah H4708 to Mizpah, H3458 even Ishmael H1121 the son H5418 of Nethaniah, H3110 and Johanan H3129 and Jonathan H1121 the sons H7143 of Kareah, H8304 and Seraiah H1121 the son H8576 of Tanhumeth, H1121 and the sons H5778 of Ephai H5200 the Netophathite, H3153 and Jezaniah H1121 the son H4602 of a Maachathite, H582 they and their men.
9 H1436 And Gedaliah H1121 the son H296 of Ahikam H1121 the son H8227 of Shaphan H7650 swore H582 to them and to their men, H559 saying, H3372 Fear H5647 not to serve H3778 the Chaldeans: H3427 dwell H776 in the land, H5647 and serve H4428 the king H894 of Babylon, H3190 and it shall be well with you.
10 H2005 As for me, behold, H3427 I will dwell H4708 at Mizpah, H5975 to serve H6440 H3778 the Chaldeans, H834 which H935 will come H622 to us: but you, gather H3196 you wine, H7019 and summer H8081 fruits, and oil, H7760 and put H3627 them in your vessels, H3427 and dwell H5892 in your cities H8610 that you have taken.
11 H1571 Likewise H3605 when all H3064 the Jews H4124 that were in Moab, H5984 and among the Ammonites, H123 and in Edom, H3605 and that were in all H776 the countries, H8085 heard H4428 that the king H894 of Babylon H5414 had left H7611 a remnant H3063 of Judah, H6485 and that he had set H5921 over H1436 them Gedaliah H1121 the son H296 of Ahikam H1121 the son H8227 of Shaphan;
12 H3605 Even all H3064 the Jews H7725 returned H3605 out of all H4725 places H834 where H8033 H5080 they were driven, H935 and came H776 to the land H3063 of Judah, H1436 to Gedaliah, H4708 to Mizpah, H622 and gathered H3196 wine H7019 and summer H3966 fruits very H3966 much.
13 H3110 Moreover Johanan H1121 the son H7143 of Kareah, H3605 and all H8269 the captains H2428 of the forces H7704 that were in the fields, H935 came H1436 to Gedaliah H4708 to Mizpah,
14 H559 And said H3045 to him, Do you certainly know H1185 that Baalis H4428 the king H5984 of the Ammonites H7971 has sent H3458 Ishmael H1121 the son H5418 of Nethaniah H5221 to slay H5315 H1436 you? But Gedaliah H1121 the son H296 of Ahikam H539 believed them not.
15 H3110 Then Johanan H1121 the son H7143 of Kareah H559 spoke H1436 to Gedaliah H4709 in Mizpah H5643 secretly H559 saying, H3212 Let me go, H5221 I pray you, and I will slay H3458 Ishmael H1121 the son H5418 of Nethaniah, H3808 and no H376 man H3045 shall know H4100 it: why H5221 should he slay H3605 you, that all H3064 the Jews H6908 which are gathered H6327 to you should be scattered, H7611 and the remnant H3063 in Judah H6 perish?