And now behold, I loose thee this day from the chains which were on thine hands: if it please thee to come with me into Babel, come, and I will look well unto thee: but if it please thee not to come with me into Babel, [a]tarry still: behold, all the land is [b]before thee: whither it seemeth good, and convenient for thee to go, thither go.

For yet he was not returned: therefore he said, Return to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babel hath made governor over all the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people, or go wheresoever it pleaseth thee to go. So the chief steward gave him vittles and a reward, and let him go.

Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, to [c]Mizpah, and dwelt there with him among the people that were left in the land.

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  1. Jeremiah 40:4 Hebrew, cease.
  2. Jeremiah 40:4 Or, at thy commandment.
  3. Jeremiah 40:6 Which was a city of Judah.