Ishmael

Ishmael

 
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  • From the family of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah. - Ezra 10:22


  • So they came to see Gedaliah at Mizpah. These are the names of the leaders who came: Ishmael son of Nethaniah, Johanan and Jonathan, sons of Kareah, Seraiah son of Tanhumeth, the sons of Ephai the Netophathite, Jaazaniah* son of the Maacathite, and all their men.1 - Jeremiah 40:8


  • 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


  • 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


  • But as soon as they were all inside the town, Ishmael and his men killed all but ten of them and threw their bodies into a cistern. - Jeremiah 41:7


  • The other ten had talked Ishmael into letting them go by promising to bring him their stores of wheat, barley, oil, and honey that they had hidden away. - Jeremiah 41:8


  • The cistern where Ishmael dumped the bodies of the men he murdered was the large one made by King Asa when he fortified Mizpah to protect himself against King Baasha of Israel. Ishmael son of Nethaniah filled it with corpses. - Jeremiah 41:9


  • 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


  • But when Johanan son of Kareah and the rest of the guerrilla leaders heard what Ishmael had done, - Jeremiah 41:11


  • The people Ishmael had captured shouted for joy when they saw Johanan and his men. - Jeremiah 41:13


  • Meanwhile, Ishmael and eight of his men escaped from Johanan into the land of Ammon. - Jeremiah 41:15


  • 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


  • And we who are born of the Holy Spirit are persecuted by those who want us to keep the law, just as Isaac, the child of promise, was persecuted by Ishmael, the son of the slave-wife. - Galatians 4:29
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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