1 H1697 The word H3414 that came to Jeremiah H3068 from the LORD H310 , after H5018 that Nebuzaradan H7227 the captain H2876 of the guard H7971 had let him go [H8763] H7414 from Ramah H3947 , when he had taken [H8800] H631 him being bound [H8803] H246 in chains H8432 among H1546 all that were carried away captive H3389 of Jerusalem H3063 and Judah H1540 , which were carried away captive [H8716] H894 unto Babylon.
2 H7227 And the captain H2876 of the guard H3947 took [H8799] H3414 Jeremiah H559 , and said [H8799] H3068 unto him, The LORD H430 thy God H1696 hath pronounced [H8765] H7451 this evil H4725 upon this place.
3 H3068 Now the LORD H935 hath brought [H8686] H6213 it, and done [H8799] H1696 according as he hath said [H8765] H2398 : because ye have sinned [H8804] H3068 against the LORD H8085 , and have not obeyed [H8804] H6963 his voice H1697 , therefore this thing is come upon you.
4 H6605 And now, behold, I loose [H8765] H3117 thee this day H246 from the chains H3027 which were upon thine hand H2896 . If it seem good H5869 H935 unto thee to come [H8800] H894 with me into Babylon H935 , come [H8798] H7760 ; and I will look well [H8799] H5869 H7489 unto thee: but if it seem ill [H8804] H5869 H935 unto thee to come [H8800] H894 with me into Babylon H2308 , forbear [H8798] H7200 : behold [H8798] H776 , all the land H6440 is before H413 thee: whither it seemeth H2896 good H3477 and convenient H5869 H3212 for thee to go [H8800] H3212 , thither go [H8798] .
5 H7725 Now while he was not yet gone back [H8799] H7725 , he said, Go back [H8798] H1436 also to Gedaliah H1121 the son H296 of Ahikam H1121 the son H8227 of Shaphan H4428 , whom the king H894 of Babylon H6485 hath made governor [H8689] H5892 over the cities H3063 of Judah H3427 , and dwell [H8798] H8432 with him among H5971 the people H3212 : or go [H8798] H3477 wheresoever it seemeth convenient H5869 H3212 unto thee to go [H8800] H7227 . So the captain H2876 of the guard H5414 gave [H8799] H737 him victuals H4864 and a reward H7971 , and let him go [H8762] .
6 H935 Then went [H8799] H3414 Jeremiah H1436 unto Gedaliah H1121 the son H296 of Ahikam H4708 to Mizpah H3427 ; and dwelt [H8799] H8432 with him among H5971 the people H7604 that were left [H8737] H776 in the land.
7 H8269 Now when all the captains H2428 of the forces H7704 which were in the fields H582 , even they and their men H8085 , heard [H8799] H4428 that the king H894 of Babylon H1436 had made Gedaliah H1121 the son H296 of Ahikam H6485 governor [H8689] H776 in the land H6485 , and had committed [H8689] H582 unto him men H802 , and women H2945 , and children H1803 , and of the poor H776 of the land H1540 , of them that were not carried away captive [H8717] H894 to Babylon;
8 H935 Then they came [H8799] 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 sware [H8735] H582 unto them and to their men H559 , saying [H8800] H3372 , Fear [H8799] H5647 not to serve [H8800] H3778 the Chaldeans H3427 : dwell in [H8798] H776 the land H5647 , and serve [H8798] H4428 the king H894 of Babylon H3190 , and it shall be well [H8799] with you.
10 H3427 As for me, behold, I will dwell [H8802] H4709 at Mizpah H5975 to serve [H8800] H6440 H3778 the Chaldeans H935 , which will come [H8799] H622 unto us: but ye, gather [H8798] H3196 ye wine H7019 , and summer fruits H8081 , and oil H7760 , and put [H8798] H3627 them in your vessels H3427 , and dwell [H8798] H5892 in your cities H8610 that ye have taken [H8804] .
11 H3064 Likewise when all the Jews H4124 that were in Moab H5983 , and among the Ammonites H123 , and in Edom H776 , and that were in all the countries H8085 , heard [H8804] H4428 that the king H894 of Babylon H5414 had left [H8804] H7611 a remnant H3063 of Judah H6485 , and that he had set [H8689] H1436 over them Gedaliah H1121 the son H296 of Ahikam H1121 the son H8227 of Shaphan;
12 H3064 Even all the Jews H7725 returned out [H8799] H4725 of all places H5080 whither they were driven [H8738] H935 , and came [H8799] H776 to the land H3063 of Judah H1436 , to Gedaliah H4708 , unto Mizpah H622 , and gathered [H8799] H3196 wine H7019 and summer fruits H3966 very H7235 much [H8687] .
13 H3110 Moreover Johanan H1121 the son H7143 of Kareah H8269 , and all the captains H2428 of the forces H7704 that were in the fields H935 , came [H8804] H1436 to Gedaliah H4708 to Mizpah,
14 H559 And said [H8799] H3045 unto him, Dost thou certainly [H8800] H3045 know [H8799] H1185 that Baalis H4428 the king H1121 of the Ammonites H5983 H7971 hath sent [H8804] H3458 Ishmael H1121 the son H5418 of Nethaniah H5221 to slay [H8687] H5315 H1436 thee? But Gedaliah H1121 the son H296 of Ahikam H539 believed [H8689] them not.
15 H3110 Then Johanan H1121 the son H7143 of Kareah H559 spake [H8804] H1436 to Gedaliah H4709 in Mizpah H5643 secretly H559 , saying [H8800] H3212 , Let me go [H8799] H5221 , I pray thee, and I will slay [H8686] H3458 Ishmael H1121 the son H5418 of Nethaniah H376 , and no man H3045 shall know [H8799] H5221 it : wherefore should he slay [H8686] H5315 H3064 thee, that all the Jews H6908 which are gathered [H8737] H6327 unto thee should be scattered [H8738] H7611 , and the remnant H3063 in Judah H6 perish [H8804] ?