Jeremiah 40:1-6 ESV

Jeremiah Remains in Judah

1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD 1after Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had let him go from 2Ramah, when he took him 3bound in chains along with all the captives of Jerusalem and Judah who were being exiled to Babylon.

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2 The captain of the guard took Jeremiah and said to him, 4"The LORD your God pronounced this disaster against this place.

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3 The LORD has brought it about, and has done as he said. 5Because you sinned against the LORD and did not obey his voice, this thing has come upon you.

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4 Now, behold, I release you today from 6the chains on your hands. 7If it seems good to you to come with me to Babylon, come, and I will look after you well, 8but if it seems wrong to you to come with me to Babylon, do not come. 9See, the whole land is before you; go wherever you think it good and right to go.

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      5 If you remain,a then return to 10Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, 11whom the king of Babylon appointed governor of the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people. Or go wherever you think it right to go." So the captain of the guard gave him an allowance of food and a present, and let him go.

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        • Ž 40:5 - Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew phrase is uncertain
          6 Then Jeremiah went to 12Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, at 13Mizpah, and lived with him 14among the people 15who were left in the land.

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