Jeremiah 41

CHAPTER 41

Ishmael Kills Gedaliah

And it came to pass in the [2month 1seventh] came Ishmael son of Nethaniah son of Elishama, from the family of the king, and leaders of the king, and ten men with him to Gedaliah in Mizpah; and they ate [3there 1bread 2together]. And Ishmael rose up, and the ten men who were with him, and they struck Gedaliah by sword, and they killed him, whom [4established 1the 2king 3of Babylon] over the land, and all the Jews being with him in Mizpah, and all the Chaldeans being found there. And [2the 3men 4warriors 1Ishmael stuck]. And it came to pass in the [2day 1second] of his striking Gedaliah, that no man knew of it; And there came men of Shechem from Shiloh, and from Samaria -- eighty men, being shaven of beards, and having [3being torn 1the 2garments], and beating their chests, and gifts and frankincense was in their hands to carry into the house of the  lord. And [4came forth 5to 6meet 7them 1Ishmael 2son 3of Nethaniah] from Mizpah, and they went and wept. And he said to them, Enter to Gedaliah!

Ishmael Kills the Envoy

And it happened in their entering in the midst of the city, that he slew them at the well -- he and the men, the ones with him. And ten men were found there. And they said to Ishmael, You should not do away with us, for there are with us treasures in the field, wheat and barley, and honey, and olive oil. And he passed by and did not do away with them in the midst of their brethren. And the well into which Ishmael tossed all whom he struck [2well 1was a great]. This is the one which [3made 1king 2Asa] from fear in front of Baasha king of Israel. This well [4filled 1Ishmael 2son 3of Nethaniah] of slain ones. 10 And Ishmael returned all the people being left behind in Mizpah, and the daughters of the king who were deposited in the care of the chief guard by Gedaliah son of Ahikam. And he set out unto the other side of the sons of Ammon. 11 And [4heard 1Johanan 2son 3of Kareah], and all the leaders of the force with him, all the evil things which [4did 1Ishmael 2son 3of Nethaniah]. 12 And he led all their encamped army, and set out to wage war against him; and he found him at the water of the great pool in Gibeon. 13 And it came to pass when [6saw 1all 2the 3people 4with 5Ishmael] Johanan son of Kareah, and all the leaders of the force with him, they were glad, 14 and they returned to Johanan. 15  But Ishmael escaped with eight men, and set out towards the sons of Ammon. 16 And Johanan took, and all the leaders of the force with him, all the remnant of the people whom he returned from Ishmael son of Nethaniah from Mizpah -- after his striking Gedaliah son of Ahikam -- mighty men in war, and the women, and the rest of the things, and the eunuchs, whom he returned from Gibeon. 17 And they set out and stayed in Chimham, the one by Beth-lehem, to go into Egypt, 18 from the face of the Chaldeans. For they feared from their face, for Ishmael struck Gedaliah whom [4established 1the 2king 3of Babylon] in the land.
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