When Johanan1 son of Kareah and all the army officers who were with him heard about all the crimes Ishmael son of Nethaniah had committed,
they took all their men and went to fight2 Ishmael son of Nethaniah. They caught up with him near the great pool3 in Gibeon.
When all the people4 Ishmael had with him saw Johanan son of Kareah and the army officers who were with him, they were glad.
All the people Ishmael had taken captive at Mizpah5 turned and went over to Johanan son of Kareah.
But Ishmael son of Nethaniah and eight of his men escaped6 from Johanan and fled to the Ammonites.
Then Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers7 who were with him led away all the survivors8 from Mizpah whom he had recovered from Ishmael son of Nethaniah after he had assassinated Gedaliah son of Ahikam: the soldiers, women, children and court officials he had brought from Gibeon.
And they went on, stopping at Geruth Kimham9 near Bethlehem10 on their way to Egypt1118
to escape the Babylonians.a They were afraid12 of them because Ishmael son of Nethaniah had killed Gedaliah13 son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had appointed as governor over the land.