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