|Overview - Jeremiah 40|
|1||Jeremiah, being set free by Nebuzar-adan, goes to Gedaliah.|
|7||The dispersed Jews repair unto him.|
|13||Johanan revealing Ishmael's conspiracy is not believed.|
Jeremiah 40:6 (King James Version)
Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and dwelt with him among the people that were left in the land.
- It has been doubted whether Jeremiah acted prudently in this decision, as the event seems to indicate the contrary, and as it was the evident meaning of all his predictions that the Jews should not prosper in their own country till the expiration of seventy years. But he was evidently influenced by the most unbounded love to his country, for whose welfare he had watched, prayed, and lived; and he now chose rather to share her adversities, her sorrows, her wants, her afflictions, and her disgrace, than to be the companion of princes, and to sit at the table of kings. His patriotism was as unbounded as it was sincere: he only ceased to live for country when he ceased to breathe.
- Joshua 15:38 ; Judges 20:1 ; 21:1 1 Samuel 7:5 1 Samuel 7:6