14 sent and had Jeremiah taken out of the courtyard of the guard.(A) They turned him over to Gedaliah(B) son of Ahikam,(C) the son of Shaphan,(D) to take him back to his home. So he remained among his own people.(E)

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However, before Jeremiah turned to go,[a] Nebuzaradan added, “Go back to Gedaliah(A) son of Ahikam,(B) the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has appointed(C) over the towns(D) of Judah, and live with him among the people, or go anywhere else you please.”(E)

Then the commander gave him provisions and a present(F) and let him go.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 40:5 Or Jeremiah answered

Gedaliah Assassinated(A)

When all the army officers and their men who were still in the open country heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam as governor(B) over the land and had put him in charge of the men, women and children who were the poorest(C) in the land and who had not been carried into exile to Babylon,

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18 to escape the Babylonians.[a] They were afraid(A) of them because Ishmael son of Nethaniah had killed Gedaliah(B) son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had appointed as governor over the land.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 41:18 Or Chaldeans