(A)Ishmael the son of Nethaniah and the ten men with him rose up and struck down Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, with the sword, and killed him, (B)whom the king of Babylon had appointed governor in the land.

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If you remain,[a] then return to (A)Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, (B)whom the king of Babylon appointed governor of the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people. Or go wherever you think it right to go.” So the captain of the guard gave him an allowance of food and a present, and let him go.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 40:5 Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew phrase is uncertain

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