And as for the people that remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylon had left , even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan,ruler .
And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men,heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliahgovernor , there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.24
And Gedaliahsware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees:dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you.
But it came to pass in the seventhmonth, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seedroyal,acame , and tenmen with him, and smoteGedaliah, that he died , and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.26
And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies,arose , and came to Egypt: for they were afraidof the Chaldees.