Gedaliah Murdered1 aIn the seventh month, Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, son of Elishama, of the royal family, one of the chief officers of the king, came with ten men to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, at bMizpah. As they cate bread together there at Mizpah, 2 dIshmael 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, ewhom the king of Babylon had appointed governor in the land. 3Ishmael also struck down all the Judeans who were with Gedaliah at fMizpah, and the Chaldean soldiers who happened to be there.
4On the day after the murder of Gedaliah, before anyone knew of it,
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