Gedaliah

Gedaliah

 
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  • they began to return to Judah from the places to which they had fled. They stopped at Mizpah to discuss their plans with Gedaliah and then went out into the Judean countryside to gather a great harvest of grapes and other crops. - Jeremiah 40:12


  • Soon after this, Johanan son of Kareah and the other guerrilla leaders came to Gedaliah at Mizpah. - Jeremiah 40:13


  • They said to him, "Did you know that Baalis, king of Ammon, has sent Ishmael son of Nethaniah to assassinate you?" But Gedaliah refused to believe them. - Jeremiah 40:14


  • Later Johanan had a private conference with Gedaliah and volunteered to kill Ishmael secretly. "Why should we let him come and murder you?" Johanan asked. "What will happen then to the Judeans who have returned? Why should the few of us who are still left be scattered and lost?" - Jeremiah 40:15


  • But Gedaliah said to Johanan, "I forbid you to do any such thing, for you are lying about Ishmael." - Jeremiah 40:16


  • But in midautumn,* Ishmael son of Nethaniah and grandson of Elishama, who was a member of the royal family, arrived in Mizpah accompanied by ten men. Gedaliah invited them to dinner. While they were eating,1 - Jeremiah 41:1


  • Ishmael and his ten men suddenly drew their swords and killed Gedaliah, whom the king of Babylon had appointed governor. - Jeremiah 41:2


  • Then they went out and slaughtered all the Judean officials and Babylonian* soldiers who were with Gedaliah at Mizpah.2 - Jeremiah 41:3


  • The next day, before anyone had heard about Gedaliah's murder, - Jeremiah 41:4


  • Ishmael left Mizpah to meet them, weeping as he went. When he reached them, he said, "Oh, come and see what has happened to Gedaliah!" - Jeremiah 41:6


  • Ishmael made captives of the king's daughters and the other people who had been left under Gedaliah's care in Mizpah by Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard. Taking them with him, he started back toward the land of Ammon. - Jeremiah 41:10


  • They were afraid of what the Babylonians* would do when they heard that Ishmael had killed Gedaliah, the governor appointed by the Babylonian king.4 - Jeremiah 41:18


  • In the crowd were men, women, and children, the king's daughters, and all those whom Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, had left with Gedaliah. Also included were the prophet Jeremiah and Baruch. - Jeremiah 43:6


  • The LORD gave these messages to Zephaniah when Josiah son of Amon was king of Judah. Zephaniah was the son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah. - Zephaniah 1:1

  • New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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