So Johanan, the army officers, and all the people disobeyed the Lord's command to stay in Judah.
But Johanan son of Kareah and the army officers led away those who were left alive from Judah. They were the people who had run away from the Babylonians to other countries but then had come back to live in Judah.
They led away the men, women, and children, and the king's daughters. Nebuzaradan commander of the guard had put Gedaliah son of Ahikam son of Shaphan in charge of those people. Johanan also took Jeremiah the prophet and Baruch son of Neriah.
These people did not listen to the Lord. So they all went to Egypt to the city of Tahpanhes.