Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard carried into exile to Babylon the people who remained in the city, along with those who had gone over to him,1 and the rest of the people.210
But Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard left behind in the land of Judah some of the poor people, who owned nothing; and at that time he gave them vineyards and fields.
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 harm3 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 officers4 of the king of Babylon
sent and had Jeremiah taken out of the courtyard of the guard.5 They turned him over to Gedaliah6 son of Ahikam,7 the son of Shaphan,8 to take him back to his home. So he remained among his own people.9