and said to him, "Don't you know that Baalis king of the Ammonites1 has sent Ishmael2 son of Nethaniah to take your life?" But Gedaliah son of Ahikam did not believe them.
Then Johanan3 son of Kareah said privately to Gedaliah in Mizpah, "Let me go and kill4 Ishmael son of Nethaniah, and no one will know it. Why should he take your life and cause all the Jews who are gathered around you to be scattered5 and the remnant6 of Judah to perish?"
But Gedaliah son of Ahikam said to Johanan7 son of Kareah, "Don't do such a thing! What you are saying about Ishmael is not true."