Now Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had given these orders about Jeremiah through Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard:
"Take him and look after him; don't harm1 him but do for him whatever he asks."
So Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard, Nebushazban a chief officer, Nergal-Sharezer a high official and all the other officers2 of the king of Babylon
sent and had Jeremiah taken out of the courtyard of the guard.3 They turned him over to Gedaliah4 son of Ahikam,5 the son of Shaphan,6 to take him back to his home. So he remained among his own people.7