When all the people1 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 Mizpah2 turned and went over to Johanan son of Kareah.
But Ishmael son of Nethaniah and eight of his men escaped3 from Johanan and fled to the Ammonites.
Then Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers4 who were with him led away all the survivors5 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 Kimham6 near Bethlehem7 on their way to Egypt818
to escape the Babylonians.a They were afraid9 of them because Ishmael son of Nethaniah had killed Gedaliah10 son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had appointed as governor over the land.